FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Over two dozen guns have been intercepted by TSA officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this spring break.

While less people are traveling this spring break compared to the pre-pandemic season, TSA reports number of passengers bringing guns to the checkpoint at FLL is higher.

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TSA said of the 25 guns confiscated, 22 were loaded. This past weekend alone, give guns were stopped by agents.

For some perspective, from Jan. 1 through March 22 last year, travelers entered FLL checkpoints with 14 guns.

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Some of the guns intercepted by TSA officers. (Source: TSA)

Passengers caught with a gun in their carry-on luggage can face a civil fine reaching as high as $13,910.

Travelers in the TSA PreCheck program lose those privileges for a period of time, with repeat offenders possibly losing their privileges permanently.

Now, flyers can travel with firearms, but they must be in checked baggage and declared at check-in. In addition, the firearms must be unloaded and in a locked hard-sided container.

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To reduce the likelihood of a bag search at the checkpoint, visit TSA’s “What Can I Bring?” page for prohibited items.

CBSMiami.com Team