BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport detected dozens of fraudulent identification cards in the checked baggage of two passengers last Friday morning.
Both passengers were cited by Maryland Transportation Authority Police on state charges.
TSA officers opened a piece of checked baggage that alarmed for an unidentifiable object, which turned out to be a stack of fake ID cards. The cards included multiple New York State driver’s licenses and credit cards in different names.
Upon finding the fake IDs, TSA officers alerted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
“When our Transportation Security Officers come upon something that is not a threat to security, but is believed to be illegal, we immediately contact our partners with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and turn it over to them for appropriate follow-up,” said TSA’s BWI Federal Security Director Andrea R. Mishoe in a release.
Police removed the two Nevada residents from the plane, began an investigation, confiscated the fraudulent cards and cited the men.