Sunday, 29 June 2014

Weird objects seized at Edinburgh Airport revealed

A TUB of jam, water pistols and Christmas snow globes are among the weird and wonderful objects seized by security chiefs at Edinburgh Airport this year.
More than 25 tonnes of liquids have also been seized from passengers’ hand luggage as travellers continue to flout the ban on containers exceeding 100ml.
Other items to be handed over to stunned customs staff include a meat cleaver, four-inch blade, screwdriver and bolt cutters.
Airport chiefs say foreign visitors are responsible for the vast majority of the “bizarre items” confiscated.
Traditionally this weekend – trade weekend – is one of the airport’s busiest of the year and more than 90,000 passengers are expected to fly out between Thursday and Monday as families jet off at the start of the school holidays.
Booming numbers are also forecast for next weekend and security staff have reissued advice on liquids and banned items ahead of the rush.
The airport will introduce family lanes within the security zone for the weekend to speed up the check-in process.READ MORE

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