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Dynamite Reveals Airport Security Gap

August 27, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

A passenger's stick of dynamite on a flight from Argentina to Houston exposed a weak link in aviation security: International airports are not always as secure as those in the U.S.

The dynamite was discovered during a baggage search in an inspection station at George Bush Intercontinental Airport shortly after a Continental Airlines flight landed Friday.

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the government was aware of the potential problem posed by international airports and was taking steps to fix it.

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