30 Mar '11, 2am

Britain probes fake bomb on cargo plane

Britain probes fake bomb on cargo plane

LONDON: Britain on Wednesday was investigating how a fake bomb hidden in a wedding cake box was allowed on a UPS cargo flight from London to Turkey, the country's transport ministry said. A 26-year-old man was arrested last week after the box, which contained wires, a timer and a detonator, was delivered to a UPS office in north London two weeks ago, according to Britain's ITV News. "The government is aware of this incident and takes it very seriously," a transport ministry spokesman said. "We have already begun an investigation which will look at all aspects of this incident, including UPS's procedures. "The UK has one of the toughest security regimes for air cargo in the world. All security measures are subject to continuous review," added the spokesman. The arrested man, who was not suspected of having terrorist links, was granted bail until May. A UPS spokeswoman said:...

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