UPDATE: TSA Finds Marijuana Hidden In Shampoo Bottle At Logan Airport

By Jason Hall

December 14, 2020


TSA New England has provided an update and clarification on a situation reported at Logan Airport in Boston.

The agency said the concealed bags found inside a 23.7-ounce bottle of Head and Shoulders shampoo were actually bags of marijuana, although initially reported to be two box cutters wrapped in black tape.

"Update/Clarification: These concealed bags were actually bags of marijuana found during checked baggage screening @BostonLogan. @MassStatePolice took possession of the items. TSA officers are trained to look for and detect threats including artfully concealed items."


A passenger was stopped at Logan Airport in Boston after Transportation Security Administration officers reportedly discovered box cutters hidden inside a shampoo bottle inside the individual's luggage.

TSA New England shared photos of two box cutters wrapped in black tape that were previously inside a 23.7-ounce bottle of Head and Shoulders shampoo on its verified Twitter account Monday (8:10 a.m.) morning.

“Nice try…but TSAofficers atBoston Logan International Airportstill caught a passenger trying to make a ‘clean’ get away by packing two box cutters in a shampoo bottle,” TSA New England officials shared in the tweet.

No additional details have been made available in relation to the incident as of 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.

According to TSA.gov, box cutters are prohibited from being brought in carry on bags but can be taken in checked bags, "Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors."

TSA also prohibits liquids, aerosols, creams and pastes exceeding 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

"Placing these items in the small bag and separating from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process," TSA.gov states. "Pack items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage.

"Any liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste that alarms during screening will require additional screening."

Photo: TSA New England

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