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TSA missed bag with 40 rifle ammo in active-duty US Marine who flew to Taiwan, China

TSA missed bag with 40 rifle ammo in active-duty US Marine who flew to Taiwan, China

Old Jan 4, 16, 11:21 am
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TSA missed bag with 40 rifle ammo in active-duty US Marine who flew to Taiwan, China

TSA missed bag with 40 rounds of rifle ammo in active-duty US Marine's carry-on bag. He boarded his China Airlines(Taiwan) flight and flew to Taiwan, China... it was discovered by Chinese airport security while the Marine was connecting at TPE airport in Taiwan, China.

Gotta hand it to the excellent TSA employees for missing it.


http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201601040009.aspx

photo of bag of ammo taken in as evidence

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Old Jan 4, 16, 11:25 am
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Was that checked or carry-on?

Checked is OK.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 11:27 am
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checked bag?

or

carry on?
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Old Jan 4, 16, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by Beven12S View Post
Was that checked or carry-on?

Checked is OK.

carry-on
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Old Jan 4, 16, 1:26 pm
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With a 95% fail rate such misses are no longer news. Just another day at a TSA check point.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingUnderTheRadar View Post
With a 95% fail rate such misses are no longer news. Just another day at a TSA check point.
but the TSA agent who scanned my bag last month scolded/shamed me
for having a water bottle with about 1/4 inch of water remaining.
It made me feel like a kindergarten kid for wetting my pants.

However, it did boost my confidence in the TSA for keeping bad guys
from bring bad stuff on plane... or am I being too naive?
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We don't know if he took the bullets in his carry-on through security at LAX or if he obtained the bullets after he cleared security at LAX.
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In their defense, the ammo is in a Freedom Baggie.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 2:11 pm
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In their defense, the ammo is in a Freedom Baggie.
Sad, but very funny.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 2:44 pm
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Sad, but very funny.
what's a Freedom Baggie?
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Old Jan 4, 16, 3:09 pm
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Article says ammo was in a box...

"Upon opening the bag, immigration officers found a box containing 40 rifle bullets, the police said."
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A quick-thinking TSO neutralized the potential threat by immediately transferring the ammo from its box to a sealed Kippie bag.

Whew!
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Old Jan 4, 16, 4:13 pm
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Article says ammo was in a box...

"Upon opening the bag, immigration officers found a box containing 40 rifle bullets, the police said."
Might have been in a bag in a box.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
Might have been in a bag in a box.

I think it was the young Marine's honest mistake.(stupid, but definitely no bad intentions) It appears that he was taken into custody by the local police. How will this type of incident affect his military career?

Also, shouldn't the TSA track down whoever scanned and missed that backpack and take appropriate actions?
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Also, shouldn't the TSA track down whoever scanned and missed that backpack and take appropriate actions?
I'm sure the individual responsible has already been promoted.
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