Airport Security

Why you can smuggle practically anything onboard in your hand luggage

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We’re all familiar with the tedious ritual of airport security: stand in a line to show identification and ticket, then take off belt, shoes, remove all items from all pockets and stand in another line to place one’s hand luggage on a conveyor belt so it can be passed through an X-ray machine, then stand in line to…