Every now and then we hear different stories about how criminals and smugglers around the world use bizarre ways to transport illegal stuff from one place to another. Speaking of which, a passenger was caught trying to board a plane in the US with a gun in a raw chicken. However, the unnamed passenger was caught by officers from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport, before the passenger boarded the plane. It is not clear whether the weapon was loaded.
In a Twitter post, the agency shared photos of the gun showing the firearm wrapped in a paper wrapper stuffed inside the raw chicken. Another photo also shows an airport officer pulling out the gun after unpacking the package.
Check out the photos here:
There is a personal chicken here. our officers @FLLFlyer made this very rough find. We hate to break you, but putting a firearm in your vacation bird for a trip is just an investment of time. So don’t worry, you’ll find all the correct packaging information here: https://t.co/Zm2XnorDx7pic.twitter.com/BpdbEwwouX
— TSA (@TSA) Nov 7, 2022
“There is a personal chicken here. Our agents @FLLFlyer made this very rough find. We hate to break you, but putting a firearm in your vacation bird for a trip is just an investment of time. So don’t worry, you’ll find all the correct packaging information here,” the tweet read, along with advice on how to carry firearms and ammunition.
The agency didn’t stop there, stabbing the passenger further with a clever Thanksgiving themed pun on Instagram. Sharing the photos, TSA wrote: “There’s a personal chicken here… The plot chickens as we make our way to Thanksgiving. For us, it’s a time to be thankful that our officers are always working around the clock to keep you safe. Take, for example, this “if you believe it?” found at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. We hate to snap at you here, but putting a firearm in your vacation bird to travel is just an investment of time. This idea wasn’t even half-baked; it was raw, greasy and clearly unsupervised. The only roast that happens here is this poor packaging choice!”
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However, officials have not disclosed who owns the weapon or whether he or she faces criminal charges. According to an BBC report, firearms are not banned on US airlines, but they must be carried in checked baggage and must be unloaded and placed in a locked hard container.
You may only carry unloaded firearms as checked baggage in a locked hard-sided container. Please declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking in your bag at the cash register. The container must fully secure the firearm from access. Locked suitcases that can be opened easily are not allowed. Please be aware that the container the firearm was in when it was purchased may not properly secure the firearm when carried in checked baggage,” a TSA guideline states.
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