WASHINGTON (CBS) – In the week leading up to Memorial Day, TSA officials say they stopped a record number of guns from being carried onto planes.
The TSA said that they found 74 firearms in carry-on bags across the country, and six were loaded.READ MORE: Mac Jones, Kendrick Bourne Forming A Great Touchdown Tandem For Patriots
That breaks the previous record of 73 confiscated firearms in a week, which was set in April of this year.
The TSA is reminding fliers that they can only bring guns in checked bags, and they must be declared to the airline. The penalty for bringing a gun in a carry-on can be up to $11,000.READ MORE: Mac Jones Signals For First Down -- Despite Being Three Yards Short
“In many cases, people simply forgot they had these items,” the TSA said.
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The TSA also notes that finding a prohibited weapon in a carry-on will only hold up a security line longer, an issue that has been plaguing the agency all year.