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Two try to take guns through airport security, get caught

TSA officers caught a man at Dulles Airport (IAD) with this .45-caliber revolver in his carry-on bag as he was going through the airport checkpoint Sunday. (TSA)

Two people from Virginia were caught at Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport this weekend when they attempted to carry handguns through security checkpoints, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday.

TSA officers stopped Margaret Freeburg of Woodbridge on Saturday at a Reagan National checkpoint with an unloaded .22-caliber gun and 23 rounds of ammunition. She was ticketed to fly to Fort Lauderdale, the TSA said.

On Sunday, Christopher Clark of Dublin, Va., was stopped by TSA officers at Dulles International with an unloaded .45-caliber revolver. He was preparing to fly to Miami.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police confiscated the firearms and cited both individuals on a state misdemeanor weapons charge. Both were released.

Last month in New York, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a man coming off a flight from Jamaica with about a pound of cocaine hidden in his groin area.

The CBP said Romario Lewis, a Jamaican citizen, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 16 and appeared nervous while inspectors were examining his suitcase.

They searched him and found two packages of cocaine with an estimated street value of $19,000 on his person, the CBP said.