Monday, November 8, 2010
Leaked Airline Memo: TSA Declares War on Toner Cartridges
The pen may be mightier than the sword...but is the toner cartridge mightier than the kalashnikov? The Transportation Security Administration apparently thinks so. An airline employee, who says his job would be endangered if I revealed his name, has leaked the following secret TSA memo:
The TSA recently issued new Security Directives the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new security measures including a prohibition of the transportation on board domestic or international flights to or from the U.S. of printer or toner cartridges weighing 16 ounces or more. Accordingly, effective Monday, November 8, 2010, passengers are prohibited from transporting these items in either carry-on or checked baggage.
For more information see the TSA web site at www.tsa.gov.
Security Compliance Specialist