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US Airport security - rubbish

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US Airport security - rubbish

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350295/Steven-Greenoe-smuggled-80-guns-UK-used-Manchester-s...
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An American man is suspected of smuggling 80 weapons into the UK by hiding them in his suitcases.
Former U.S. marine Steven Greenoe, who holds British citizenship, apparently strolled through airport security in both Britain and America with dozens of handguns stashed in his suitcases on ten flights last year.
He is believed to have delivered them to criminal contacts in the North West of England. On one occasion, Greenoe was stopped after officials at Atlanta airport spotted the firearms but incredibly he was allowed to board the flight after telling officials he worked as an international security consultant.
The revelations are an embarrassment for transatlantic security and for the UK Border Agency.
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A number of 9mm semi-automatic pistols believed to have been bought by Mr Greenoe for $500 each in a North Carolina gunshop were offered for sale at up to £5,000 a piece in Britain a week later, according to the Times.
More than 60 weapons, including more than 20 Glock pistols and more than a dozen Ruger handguns, are understood to be still unaccounted for.
Mr Greenoe, 37, who is married to a British woman, was finally arrested in the United States in July after a British-led investigation.
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I Think this guy is to go on trial in America which is fortunate for us as the sentence he will get (if found guilty) will be much longer that what he would have got if the trial was in the country.
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cocky blighter.  wonder how he got through our security screen?  several times, by all accounts.
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they don't screen incoming baggage so unless he looked guilty he would get past the random stop and search
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In the UK we do it much better http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8812960.Airport_security_officials_brand_three_inch_toy_gun__f...
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IT may be three inches long and made of plastic – but that didn’t stop a toy soldier’s gun being branded a “firearm” by zealous airport officials.
Ken Lloyd and his wife bought the “signaller crouching” figurine during a recent visit to the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Garrison.
But when the box containing the figure passed through the scanning machine at Gatwick airport, security officials declared the tiny plastic rifle a “firearm”.
Husband, Ken Lloyd, said his wife had demanded “a reality check”.
“The antenna was individually scanned as suspect and as the figurine’s SA80 rifle was pulled from the box, the security search officer contacted her supervisor,” he said.