Airport security catches man trying to smuggle 9kg lobster onto plane

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Airport security catches man trying to smuggle 9kg lobster onto plane

TSA doesn't prohibit transporting lobsters

By AP

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Published: Thu 29 Jun 2017, 1:17 PM

Last updated: Thu 29 Jun 2017, 3:27 PM

America's Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been found in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.
TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy says the lobster found on Sunday in the passenger's checked luggage at the airport's Terminal C is the largest he's ever seen.
McCarthy says the TSA doesn't prohibit transporting lobsters. Its website says a live lobster will be allowed through security but must be transported in a "clear, plastic, spill-proof container."
McCarthy says the lobster is now in a cooler and "co-operated quite nicely with the screening process."
He shared a picture of a TSA agent holding up the crustacean on social media.



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