Weapons such as knives and guns have passed through Adelaide Airport security because of failures, whistleblowers claim.
Security at the airport is managed by private firm ISS.
There were four major security breaches in five days in 2017, according to the Sunday Mail.
Weapons such as knives and guns have passed through Adelaide Airport (pictured) security because of failures, whistleblowers claim (stock image)
This included a dissembled rifle and trigger arriving in Heathrow Airport in London, which was traced back to Adelaide airport by Interpol.
Whistleblowers also claimed that someone with a fake ID was also found in a restricted area of the airport.
Another person was allegedly unchallenged when they walked through the mains security exit – a move that is supposed to begin an evacuation.
A box of bullets and a hand gun was also allowed through luggage check, it was claimed.
Suzie, 51, a security officer at the airport who went on paid stress leave due to a workplace dispute, told the publication: ‘I want change, it is currently dangerous. Training is appalling. How can anyone detect anything dangerous if they don’t get the proper training? I have tried to raise this but have been ignored.’
She is not the only one speaking out over concerns.
Adelaide Airport released a statement regarding the claims of whistlerblowers.
In it they say they will not comment on specific incidents, the ‘safety and security of our customers is of utmost importance’.
There were four major security breaches in five days in 2017, according to the Sunday Mail (stock image)
‘Security processes and procedures are regularly audited and tested. Where matters raised have required further investigation, further training is undertaken and improvements made.
‘Aviation security is an active and ever-changing discipline, and we respond every day to the prevailing security environment in close co-operation with relevant regulatory agencies.
‘We are committed to ensuring the robustness of our procedures and regulatory framework for the continued safety and security of our customers.’
This included a dissembled rifle arriving in Heathrow Airport in London, which was traced back to Adelaide airport by Interpol (stock image)
An ISS spokesperson told the publication that all baggage that passed through the airport was screened in line with national aviation requirements and government laws.
The spokesperson said that security worked to ‘provide the highest level of compliance’.
Security was subject to ongoing training and assessment.
The spokesperson said: ‘ISS understands the extremely important role we have in providing a safe and secure airport … and we are committed to providing the highest quality of service.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted ISS for comment.