TSA opens Newark Liberty International Airport lost and found, filled with thousands of dollars worth of possessions
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TSA Lost and Found
New Jersey Newark Liberty International Airport : (908) 787-0667
UNION - The TSA at Newark Liberty International Airport opened its lost and found to the media today, in hopes of reuniting some lost items with their owners.
Some of the lost items include cellphones, laptops and tablets.
The TSA says the tens of thousands of dollars worth of possessions were all left behind at Newark airport in just the last month.
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"We don't want this stuff here, this is just more work for us," says Ofelia Ruiz, of the TSA. The agency also has racks of coats, bins of belts, files of credit cards and important papers.
"I saw somebody's green card in here a minute ago, bottle of prescription pills," says Ruiz.
The TSA also has items apparently left by Super Bowl travelers this past weekend.
The agency keeps items for a month, then items worth less than $500 are given to a surplus company in Pennsylvania.
Unclaimed items that have personal information stored, like computers or cellphones, are sent to a warehouse and stripped.
Anyone who lost something at Newark airport should call the TSA. Anyone that can identify an item will have it sent back. They say claimants will need to pay the postage for their lost item.
For extended interview with TSA representative on the lost and found, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.