BOSTON (CBS) — Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officers confiscated more weapons from airline travelers in 2014 than the previous year, the agency reported Friday. And some of those weapons were found in odd places.
Cases in point: a knife hidden in an enchilada. Razorblades in a Scooby Doo greeting card. A highlighter pen turned knife. Three pounds of cocaine stuffed in a package of raw meat.
An estimated 1,400 dangerous objects were discovered in 2014.
The agency seized a record number of firearms in the same year.
More than 653 million passengers were screened in 2014, the agency reported. More than 2,000 guns were found in carry-on bags, which averaged to more than six firearms a day. A majority of those weapons were loaded. The highest number of guns were found at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
The agency reminded travelers that weapons are not allowed in terminals and on board planes. Besides the fact that many of the items confiscated were illegal, the searches could cause line delays and irate passengers.
“When bag searches are needed, the line slows down,” the agency said in a public statement.