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10 things you wouldn't believe people tried to get through airport security

At peak times, more than 200,000 travellers go through the security checkpoints at Vancouver International Airport. Here's a sampling of items seized.

Hundreds of items are seized weekly at the Vancouver International Airport

In the busiest weeks, more than 200,000 travellers will go through the security checkpoints at the Vancouver International Airport. (Jacy Schindel/CBC)

At peak times, more than 200,000 travellers go through the security checkpoints at Vancouver International Airport. 

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is responsible for screening all passengers. Here's a sampling of the hundreds of items they seized in just one week. 

Ammunition

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And some fake belted ammunition

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Brass knuckle bejewelled purse — a rad fashion statement

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Pocket knives and cigarette lighters

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Booze: If it isn't duty free alcohol, it will be seized

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Cutlery knife

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'Credit card' knife

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Scissors and cutlery

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