posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:50 AM
Maybe im just being paranoid or overly concerned, but since 9/11 airport security is supposedly so much better then before. Now honestly, I havent
flown in a LONG time, but recently a good friend of mine and his girlfriend went to Cancun mexico.
So they get to the airport, go through screening, get bags x-rayed, his girlfriend gets the "random" search and she and her bags are checked, and
all is ok. I believe they said they had a layover in chicago and had to get checked again, but pass and make their way safely to mexico.
so whats the problem? they get to the hotel to unpack, and as my friends girlfriend is unpacking the backpack she had, she finds a M-80 firecracker in
the bag in a small side pouch. I guess the backpack was her mothers and she forgot that it was in there.
How did airport security not find this? I mean im glad they didnt in a way because that could potentially mean jail time for them, but at the same
time if a device capable of blowing your hand off, or putting a hole in an airplane can get through all these checks, what else could someone sneak
they even said an explosives dog was sniffing around near them and didnt catch it! Those dogs are supposedly to be able to pick up scents from
micrograms worth of explosives.