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| I was interested to read a couple of other reviews of Guatemala airport mentioning that random items had been confiscated at security, as this was also my experience and it marred an otherwise positive impression. After X-ray scanning, a guard asked to search my bag and I cooperated fully. He pulled out my small nail file and a pair of safety scissors with 2cm round-ended blades, and confiscated both items. He then added insult to injury by smiling and saying, "Is OK?" as he dropped them through the slot. I'm an experienced traveller and both of the items that were taken had been through numerous other security checks on many previous occasions, including in countries with reputations for being especially strict. The episode left me and my partner feeling irritated and grumpy, as it was so unnecessary. I would never have any problem at all with established security rules being enforced, but La Aurora should ensure that individual officers aren't confiscating people's belongings on the basis of arbitrary and unfounded personal decisions.