Grenades Found In Checked Luggage At Albuquerque Airport

Authorities say six hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque's airport.

The information was included in the TSA's weekly roundup of weapons collected in checked and unchecked baggage at the nation's airports.

KOB-TV says Transportation Security Administration agents at Albuquerque International Sunport found the grenades, but details about each case aren't immediately available.

TSA released a picture Wednesday of the six grenades with their tops removed. It's unclear if the grenades ever were loaded.

According to the TSA, passengers can travel with firearms in checked baggage but they must first be declared to the airline.

Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality, and travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure.


Information from: KOB-TV,

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