NBC News reported that the handguns had, in accordance with security procedures at New York's John F Kennedy airport, been placed inside checked luggage.US airline 'loses Netanyahu bodyguard guns'
The luggage was then supposed to be put on a connecting flight to Washington however, American Airlines workers at the airport instead sent it right across the country to LAX in Los Angeles.
By the time the luggage was located and recovered, the guns had disappeared, and are presumed to have been stolen.
(Image: Glock 17 (9mm) Muzzle Flash, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from dad_and_clint's photostream)
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