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Thu January 3, 2013
Two Grenades Found In Checked Luggage At Albuquerque Sunport
Authorities say two hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque's airport.
The information was included in the TSA's weekly roundup of weapons collected in checked and unchecked baggage at the nation's airports.
Transportation Security Administration agents at Albuquerque International Sunport found the grenades.
TSA released a picture Wednesday of the grenades with their tops removed.
A Sunport spokesman says the grenades were inert. That means all energetic material such as primers, fuses, and the explosive or incendiary materials within them have been removed or otherwise rendered harmless.
According to the TSA, passengers can travel with firearms in checked baggage but they must first be declared to the airline.