US undercover agents able to smuggle weapons through airport checkpoints: Report

Undercover agents in the United States have smuggled mock explosives and weapons through US airport checkpoints, according to a new report.

The report published by ABC News shows that the agents managed to smuggle the weapons through 95 percent of the American airport checkpoints.

Airport screeners, who are employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), failed to detect banned weapons in 67 of 70 tests at dozens of airports.

An undercover agent was stopped right after he set off an alarm at a checkpoint in one test. TSA screeners then patted him down, but could not find a fake explosive device, which was taped to his back.

US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday that he will take the findings “very seriously.”


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