Behind the Scenes of the TSA -- Eric Alvarez
Updated: Friday, August 22 2014, 07:33 PM CDT
Stream WZTV Fox 17 Newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 4:30am, News at 5:30pm and News at 9pm & 10 pm.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The federal department that screens bags and passengers gives Fox 17 a look behind the scenes, Friday at Nashville International Airport.
The TSA showed us their $32 million bag system, which a spokesperson says quickly scans checked luggage for explosives.
When it comes to your belongings, the department says there hasn't been a TSA theft at Nashville International since April of 2011.
The department also plants high-value items in bags to see if the agents take the bait.
"Since 2012, we've done about 3,6oo of these tests and only 13 employees have been dismissed as a result," said Mark Howell, TSA spokesperson.
The TSA says they have cameras at the security gates as well as the hidden rooms where agents screen checked bags.