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Two arrested for pot, gun at LAX airport

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two men were arrested in separate incidents at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said.

Derik Dwayne Neely, 32, of Flint, Mich., was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of transporting marijuana for sale, the (Torrance, Calif.) Daily Breeze reported Friday.

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Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said 120 pounds of marijuana was found wrapped as Christmas gifts inside Neely's checked suitcase. Airport police said the amount was closer to 35 pounds.

Keith Dinicola, 55, of Tucson, Ariz., was arrested earlier that day on suspicion of possessing a concealed firearm without a permit.

TSA screens discovered a .45-caliber handgun and two loaded ammunition magazines inside his carry-on bag, Melendez said. Dinicola told authorities he forgot the weapon was in his bag.

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