Passengers make their way through a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check point at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by George Frey/Bloomberg/Getty)
In 67 out of 70 attempts, undercover agents were able to smuggle fake weapons, fake bombs or contraband through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at some of the nation’s busiest airports, according to a recent internal investigation made public Monday by the Department of Homeland Security. That represents a 95% failure rate.
The alarming finding led to the immediate reassignment of TSA head Melvin Carraway, the acting administrator for the TSA. He will be replaced by Acting Deputy Director Mark Hatfield until a new acting administrator is appointed. Carraway, an 11-year TSA veteran, has been moved to Homeland Security headquarters, where he will work to coordinate federal programs with local law enforcement agencies.
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