Each year the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) publishes a list of the most unusual and wild finds from travelers attempting to bring banned items through security checkpoints and the latest list contains some of the weirdest items we’ve seen in a while including Meth burritos.
In the United States, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) is responsible for protecting the nation’s transportation systems including airports. The “TSA Checkpoint” is now a familiar staple for travelers in a pre-flight screening ceremony they all endure in the name of safer traveling.
The screening process involves TSA Agents attempting to locate and eliminate the existence of banned and unsafe items. From metal detectors, x-ray scanners, pat-downs and more, the agency often will catch banned items travelers have inadvertently brought with them, or intentionally are trying to sneak through.
And some of the items are pretty wild.
Most years, the TSA publishes a list of the “Top Catches” for the year. This “who’s who” list of wild, wacky, unsafe and dangerous items might surprise many and 2021’s list was no exception.
Of note were meth-filled burritos, a chain saw confiscated in Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and bullets hidden inside of deodorant. Yes, you read that right. A chainsaw.
While it seems pretty obvious to most that a chainsaw is not something you can stow in the overhead bin, apparently it was not to one passenger who made an attempt to bring it through.
In past years, catches included a hidden rifle, a pipe bomb – both from 2020 – and samurai swords, a blow dart gun and a skill saw from 2019!