I saw someone talking about this article online and decided to also share it here, originally this story appeared on Quora. A woman was flying to Miami for work, wearing black sheer pantyhose. She got stopped by the TSA officer as she was going through security got searched. Later, the officer told her quietly why most likely she got flagged.
“A lot of times Pantyhose and Spanx or other compression type clothing make it look like you are smuggling things under your clothing. The scanner cannot detect them correctly. That is probably why it flagged you.”
Case from 2009: Moscow embassy fired a Swedish diplomat, Andres Martin Fors, who became nicknamed as a “pantyhose” diplomat who used his untouchable status to smuggle hosiery from a factory in Belarus to Russia without paying duties or taxes and giving it to local stores to sell on consignment basis.
Usually foreign diplomats are accused of espionage, but this one had a refreshingly new entrepreneurial case. Still, because of diplomatic immunity the diplomat could not be arrested by Moscow police, but he was dismissed from his position in Moscow. This is against Vienna convention for a diplomat to engage in such activity.
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