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Old 01-06-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Test gone wrong: passenger takes explosives on plane

January 6, 2010 - 4:08PM

Irish police say they have seized explosives smuggled into the country as part of a test of security procedures at Slovakia's Bratislava airport.

The Slovakian interior ministry had conveyed its "profound regret" to Irish Justice Minister Dermot Ahern over the incident, which comes amid heightened security following the failed Detroit plane bombing, Ahern's office said.

Sections of inner-city Dublin were sealed off on yesterday morning and homes and businesses were evacuated as anti-terrorist police units and the Irish army bomb disposal experts raided an apartment in Dorset Street.

A quantity of explosives, thought to be 90g of research development explosive (RDX), was seized in the raid.

A 49-year-old Slovakian electrician, who has worked in Ireland for three years, was arrested under anti-terrorist laws. He was questioned for three hours but was released without charge, a police spokesman said.

The raid was launched after the Slovakian authorities contacted police at Dublin airport, the justice ministry said.

It said the explosives were recovered from the luggage of a passenger who had flown back to Dublin after his Christmas holidays on Saturday.

The material was "concealed without his knowledge or consent in the passenger's luggage as part of an airport security exercise by the authorities in Slovakia", it said.

RTE state radio said the Dublin package was one of eight pieces of contraband planted by the authorities in the luggage of unsuspecting passengers at Bratislava airport. The other seven items were detected.

Police said they were in contact with law enforcement authorities in Slovakia regarding the matter and an investigation has been launched.

"Garda commissioner Fachtna Murphy has appointed Detective Chief Superintendent Martin McLaughlin to establish the full background to this incident," the statement said.

Labour Party opposition spokesman Joe Costello described the incident as an "extraordinary affair".

"This incident led to the closure of roads in the area, the evacuation of businesses and the lives and safety of residents could have been put at risk," he said.

"We also need to know what protest the government is going to make about this breach of our security."

Airports across the world have stepped up their security checks after a Nigerian man allegedly tried to set off a bomb on a US jetliner arriving at Detroit airport on December 25.'

Test gone wrong: passenger takes explosives on plane

Planting explosives on an unsuspecting passenger??

Such insane stupidity surely deserves a /slow hand clap...preferably round the head

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Old 01-06-2010, 09:29 AM   #2
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Read the fine print and be careful how you respond to questions. Your luggage is your responsibility at all times. Each and every time I am asked if I am responsible for my luggage contents I answer the same - while it was in my possession? yes.

These tests of security are run far more frequently than people realize. Just this past week a news report came out about non-functioning equipment at JFK in NYC.

I know, at JFK! Srsly? God damned airport is like a sieve for security, always has been always will be!
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