Egyptian Customs officials found two undeclared firearms in the checked baggage of a passenger who arrived there from New York, the Transportation Security Administration said on Wednesday.
The firearms were found in the bagged of a passenger who landed in Cairo Tuesday on Egypt Air Flight 986.
A federal government official was told two handguns, five boxes of ammunition, four knives and two empty magazine clips were found in the man's checked baggage.
The TSA said it peruses checked baggage for explosives, but properly placed packaged guns and knives are not an aviation threat because they are not accessible to passengers.
"Transporting firearms within the U.S. in checked baggage is permitted if properly declared to the airline. Many other countries have different laws that address transportation and possession of firearms. We recommend passengers traveling internationally check with the authorities at their destination about their requirements," the TSA said.