The Australian Federal Police (AFP) launched a campaign today targeting credit-card knives as carry-on items on aircraft.
Credit card knives are a prohibited weapon and their carriage is not permitted on aircraft.
In a statement, the AFP said, “Be on the lookout today for our officers targeting anyone carrying these dangerous items at airport screening points”.
“The penalties for carrying a concealed prohibited item can be serious.
“If you have a credit card knife it may be super easy to forget it is in your wallet or purse, but this is no excuse.”
The AFP is responsible for federal law in Australia and, as such, is involved in ‘air-side’ security at airports.
Whether such knives are illegal in general use is a State-police matter and laws may vary from State to State – so, if in doubt, ask your local police or check their web sites about concealed weapons laws in your state.
Find a guide to what you can and can’t carry on aircraft here.