connectVideoThe craziest things confiscated by the TSA
A human skull, live eel, and a land mine are just a few of this crazy list of items confiscated by the TSA. Take a look to find out what made the list.
Now that is a pretty penny!
Travelers passing through American airports left almost a million dollars behind in loose change last year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports.
According to a new report from the federal agency, wayfarers left behind a cool $960,105.49 in dollars and cents in the security bins in the entire country in 2018, according to USA Today. $85,000 of the total uncalled amount in foreign currency, according to ABC News.
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Predictably, the biggest “tips” links for TSA staff to discover, were to be found in a number of america’s busiest air hubs.
Predictably, the biggest “tips” links for TSA staff members were to be found in a number of america’s busiest air hubs. A total of $72,392.74 was discovered last year at John F. Kennedy International Airport, followed by $71,748.83 at the Los Angeles International Airport and $50,504.49 at the Miami International Airport, trailed by Chicago’s O’hare International Airport ($49,597.23) and the Newark Liberty International Airport ($41,026.07.)
“TSA always seeks to ensure that the traveller is responsible for all property, including loose change, finds its way back to the proper owner,” a representative for the agency told the outlet. “However, if loose change does not, it will be directed to critical aviation security programs.”
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Under the leadership of the Congress, the TSA has made of the “lost” money for the financing of the airport security costs since 2005, interesting projects, such as checkpoint, the maintenance and the translation of checkpoint signs in different languages.
To date, the TSA has not yet paid any of the 2018 funds, ABC 7 Chicago reports.
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