TSA initially reports man tried to smuggle box cutters inside shampoo bottle, but the contraband turned out to be weed

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The Twitterverse was left scratching its collective head after the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) tweeted a man flying into Boston’s Logan International Airport had jammed two box cutters into what would have been a very large shampoo bottle, but it was really just garden-variety cannabis. “Nice try… but @TSA officers @Boston Logan still caught a passenger trying to make a ‘clean’ getaway by packing two box cutters in a shampoo bottle,” read the initial TSA tweet about the seizure on Dec. 14. Florida man caught trying to steal a plane to meet his girlfriend, cannabis in tow Amnesty boxes set to take cannabis off the hands of uniformed U.S. travellers Cannabis falls from the sky in Tel Aviv TSA rules make clear what a passenger can have in both carry-on and checked baggage. For carry-on, a person can “bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item,” the information notes. Any containers bigger than 100 ml, regardless of the amount inside, need to go in checked baggage. “I’m guessing this was found in checked luggage since it’s almost a 24oz bottle, or did the idiot actually attempt to take a bottle of that size through the checkpoint, knowing he had box cutters in the bottle. A lot of questions with this story,” noted one response following the TSA tweet. “Seems like a very elaborate way to conceal a 3 dollar item . . .. hmmmmm,” added another . As it turned out, the failed attempt to smuggle contraband didn’t involve box cutters at all; it involved two bags of cannabis. The TSA later issued what it called an update/clarification, not a correction. “The…

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