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Forbidden freight: Airport coordinator Leonie Richards and aviation screening officer Stan Singleton display a bin heavy with lighters and scissors surrendered by passengers in the 12 months since Geraldton became a secure airport.
GARY WARNER Lighters, scissors top seized items

Twelve months after Geraldton Airport became a fully secured facility, many passengers are still being intercepted with prohibited items.

Scissors and lighters are subject to strict controls, yet they are frequently found in passengers’ luggage or on their person.

Federal safety regulations allow one lighter to be carried aboard an aircraft, but passengers have been found with as many as five lighters in a handbag.

Full story in yesterday’s print edition