The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) screens approximately 1.75 millions passengers and their luggage every day for prohibited items, including weapons and explosives. The TSA joined Instagram in June 2013 posting images of an incredible array of confiscated items from passengers' luggage and carry-ons. The number of followers has grown to nearly 200,000 Instagram users, fascinated by the scary, crazy things people try to take on planes from live snakes to stun guns disguised as lipstick all captioned in a matter-of-fact style.
TSA: "#TSACatch - These are just a few of the 160 firearms that were discovered in carry-on bags in November. Out of those, 133 (83%) were loaded. Firearms in carry-on bags can lead to arrest and hefty civil penalties."
Posted Dec. 2, 2014
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