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‘25k prohibited items removed from air passengers’ bag every day’

PNS|New Delhi

From lighters to scissors to knives, around 25,000 prohibited items are taken out from the baggage of air passengers at airports in a day in the country and handling each of these items takes around three minutes, according to aviation security agency BCAS.

As the air traffic in the country continues to rise, BCAS chief Zulfiquar Hasan on Monday stressed that time diverted for such prohibited items in the hand and check-in baggage can be otherwise utilised by the agency to deal with other graver threats.

“We screen about 8 lakh bags which are hand baggage and about 5 lakh items that are checked in by passengers.

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