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TSA Causes Stink by Seizing Expensive Bottle of Perfume Shaped Like ‘Grenade’

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The TSA caused controversy by seizing a woman’s expensive bottle of perfume because it is shaped like a grenade, Fox News reports.

Country music promoter Lois Lewis was stopped by TSA agents and then investigated after after trying to bring her 2-ounce bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume in her carryon at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor.

The TSA defended the move, saying it removes any toy weapons or other items that resemble weapons.

“I’m not a casual traveler. I was trying to show them look I’m PreCheck. My risk has been assessed you know. I carry this with me always,” Lewis saidd. “They said if as a passenger you were to get on an airplane and you were to wave this around that people could maybe construe that as you making some sort of a threat.”

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Something Smells Funny? FBI Warns About Proliferation of Counterfeit Cosmetics, Fragrances

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Something doesn’t smell right.

So says the FBI, which reports an increase in the sale of counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances.

According to the agency’s recent blog, more people are being scammed with phony cosmetics and counterfeit fragrances that are being shipped into the U.S.

That’s especially dangerous because phony cosmetics may contain arsenic, carcinogens and unhealthy amounts of aluminum. Counterfeit fragrances also may contain carcinogens and even urine.

The FBI offers a list of ways to identify counterfeits.

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Feds Make Big Stink; Bust 2 Chinese Men for Counterfeit Perfumes

authentic Polo Black

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Apparently the feds wanted to make a big stink out this case.

Two men from China — Shaoxiong Zhou, 42, and Shaoxia Huang, 33 — have pleaded guilty U.S. District Court in Brooklyn — to trafficking in counterfeit perfume. Zhou pleaded guilty Friday. His co-defendant pleaded on Aug. 3.

Authorities said the two admitted offering to supply counterfeit perfume to prospective buyers at a Las Vegas trade show in August 2010. The counterfeit perfume included the brands Lacoste, Polo Black and Armani Code.

Authorities said ultimately a cargo shipment containing counterfeit perfumes was purchased and shipped to the United States in 2011 and was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents upon arrival.