British man stopped at Heathrow with U.S. fireworks stash

08/17/2010 | BBC

A British man returning home from the U.S. was stopped at London Heathrow with more than 200 firecrackers in his bag, though he says he carried them through two U.S. airports without thinking -- and without any questions. Paul Jones says he bought the fireworks in Wichita, Kan., carried them through airport screening there, then connected in Houston for his Continental Airlines flight back to the U.K. Continental said passenger screening is the responsibility of the TSA, but that passengers are warned "on our website about hazardous materials which are prohibited on aircraft under federal law, and the list includes fireworks."

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