Gun hidden in a raw chicken found at Florida TSA checkpoint

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A gun was found inside a raw chicken at a Florida airport security checkpoint.

TSA officials say the gun was discovered hidden inside the raw chicken at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport.

The passenger was reportedly headed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

A record number of guns have been discovered at Florida airport checkpoints this year, more than 700 so far.

The fine for getting caught with a gun at an airport checkpoint can be costly, even if the passenger is not arrested.

TSA says civil penalties can reach nearly $14,000.

The agency says firearms must be packed in checked luggage.

TSA outlines specific rules related to guns and ammunition on its website.

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