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TSA reveals confiscated items hiding explosives

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 21:27:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- From Teddy Bears to cereal boxes, the TSA gave an exclusive look at the alarming items used to conceal explosives at the airport.

4.1 million travelers are expected to travel in and out of San Diego this summer, making it busier than ever.

“It may seem like a pain on some travel days taking off your shoes dropping them in a bin and separating a laptop in another but it could be saving your life.”

If you’ve traveled through an airport, you’re no stranger to the TSA checkpoint.

“Our officers need a clear view of the electronic itself making sure circuitry, the electronics inside of it haven’t been tampered with.”

It’s not just electronics, but stuffed animals are also used to disguise explosives.

“Because they think that our officers would be disarmed because it’s a child item.”

From coffee beans to baby formula and peanut butter, TSA has seen it all.

“We’re in no way saying every passenger is bringing these types of items but it only takes one and we really need to get it right every single time.”