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Updated: 10/23/2013 08:00:03AM

Firearm intercepted at PG airport

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SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOSA

Numerous signs posted throughout the Punta Gorda Airport advise passengers of the federal Transportation Security Administration's list of prohibited items. At the top of the list is guns and ammunition.

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Transportation Security Administration officials at the Punta Gorda Airport intercepted this black nylon holster containing a Ruger LCP .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun with a magazine containing six Smith & Wesson .380 caliber bullets while screening a passenger's carry-on bags. According to TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz, all six bullets were in the clip.
In Punta Gorda, this year there have been three incidents so far of people with guns either in their carry-ons or improperly stored in checked baggage, Koshetz said.

By BRENDA BARBOSA

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It’s hard to miss the numerous signs throughout Bailey Terminal in the Punta Gorda Airport advising, in no uncertain terms, the list of items prohibited on board an airplane by the federal Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration.

At the top of TSA’s contraband list is “Guns — including ammunition and replica weapons.”

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