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Agents Sneak Arms Through Boston Airport – Paper

Undercover agents posing as passengers last week smuggled weapons past security checkpoints at Logan International Airport, where two of the planes used in the Sept. 11 attacks took off from, The Boston Globe reported on Thursday. Citing an unidentified U.S. Department of Homeland Security official, the newspaper said several of the department’s undercover agents were able to sneak the items past federal screeners. Another unidentified source who works in security at the airport told the Globe that the agents carried knives, a bomb and a gun past several checkpoints at different terminals without being stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers. The report came as airports are trying to improve security controls two years after four U.S. airliners were hijacked from East Coast airports and smashed into symbols of U.S. military and economic might. The Transportation Security Administration, the federal agency that handles security at airports around the country, confirmed that agents from the Department of Homeland Security had conducted tests at Logan last week. Full Story

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