ROANOKE, Va. – The Transportation Security Administration finds a loaded handgun in luggage at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.
TSA says the Forest woman had a 9mm handgun in her carry-on.
Screeners say the gun was loaded with ten bullets.
People who bring a handgun to the checkpoint could be fined up to $13,000, though a first offense typically brings a fine of $3,900.
This applies to travelers with or without a concealed carry permit.
Passengers can travel with firearmss in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declased.
They must be unloaded and packed in a hard-side case and locked.
TSA says this is the first gun found at the airport this year.