updated 3/3/2011 10:07:59 AM ET 2011-03-03T15:07:59

The Transportation Security Administration says it is disciplining several officers after looking into allegations that workers at Honolulu International Airport didn't screen checked bags for traces of explosives.

TSA announced the action Wednesday following a report by KITV that at least 27 workers at the airport were investigated for failing to open and check possibly thousands of pieces of luggage. The Honolulu station reported that, in some cases over a period as long as four months, officers marked suitcases as having been screened when the bags hadn't been examined.

The investigation began after two Honolulu TSA employees tipped off officials.

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The agency says none of the disciplined workers have been on screening duty since the allegations were made.

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