JAMAICA, N.Y. (WTXF) - A Bucks County man has been arrested after TSA officials uncovered four handguns and a stash of ammunition concealed inside his luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The incident took place on Thursday, January 11 when officers discovered the guns and ammunition "artfully concealed" inside a speaker cabinet packed inside a checked piece of luggage.
TSA officers detected the guns when the man's belongings triggered an alarm during checked baggage scanning.
The handguns, all semi-automatic weapons, included two .40 caliber weapons, one .380 caliber handgun and a 9 mm handgun. Multiple boxes of ammunition for the guns also were detected.
The suspect, a Bensalem resident, was ticketed to fly to Ghana but was instead arrested.
"This is another fine example of the good work that our TSA officers perform regularly here at Kennedy International Airport," said John Bambury, TSA's Federal Security Director for the airport.
"Even though the traveler attempted to artfully conceal the weapons, a combination of our screening technology and staffing was able to uncover the weapons and alert federal law enforcement officials. It's a testament to the efforts of the officers who uncovered this good catch," he said.