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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Flying when loaded

From AP-

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly bringing 14 weapons and drugs aboard a flight from Orlando to Puerto Rico, authorities said Tuesday.

Thomas Anthony Munoz, 22, of Kissimmee, Fla., was arrested after he was found with 13 handguns, one assault rifle and eight clear bags containing marijuana on Monday, said Carlos Baixauli, a Miami-based special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Munoz boarded a Delta flight from Orlando International Airport to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Delta spokeswoman Chris Kelly said.

Munoz was arrested in San Juan on U.S. weapons violations and turned over to federal authorities, Puerto Rico Police Superintendent Pedro Toledo said.


Kevin Farrington, an FBI spokesman based in Miami, said an anonymous tip to the Orlando Police Department generated interest in Munoz's flight. More arrests could be made, he said.


Munoz was a three-year employee of the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Comair, a subsidiary of Delta, company spokeswoman Kate Marx said. He has been suspended pending an investigation.
Suspended? Why didn't Comair fire him instead? There should also be a thorough investigation conducted at Orlando Airport, and proper action taken against those who allowed Munoz to board that flight.

Oh and if that makes you feel safe flying, this news is certain to make you feel even more confident.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday but officials said he posed no apparent threat.

The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Fadhel al-Maliki, 35, set off an alarm during passenger screening at the airport early on Tuesday morning.

A police bomb squad was called to examine what was deemed a suspicious item found during a body cavity search of the man. Local media reports said a magnet was found in his rectum.

"He was secreting these items in a body cavity and that was a great concern because there were also some electric wires associated with that body cavity," Larry Fetters, security director for the Transportation Security Administration at the airport, told reporters.
TFM is happy his frequent flyer days are behind him.

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