TSA Making Bucks Off Your Banned Items on Travel List?
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

tsa gloves


Ever wondered where all the stuff confiscated at airports went after you’ve boarded the plane?

Well, TSA is making bucks off your stuff.

On average, TSA collects 425 pounds of banned items a month, but what most people don’t know is that states yield a big profit from those items, which range from knives, loose weights and other personal items.

In Pennsylvania, personal items garnered over $900,000. Items are priced by the states and are usually sold at discounted market price.

Read more at CNN.

Join the Conversation

Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.

MORE ON BlackEnterprise.com