07 Jul '11, 5am

Terrorists considering surgically hiding bombs inside humans to evade airport security

WASHINGTON - Airlines are being warned by the government that terrorists are considering surgically hiding bombs inside humans to evade airport security. As a result, travellers may find themselves subjected to more scrutiny when flying in the heart of summer vacation season, especially to the United States from abroad. The FBI and Homeland Security Department sent a memo to security officials around the country yesterday about "body packing," describing it as a "criminal tactic with possible terrorist application". The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, cited a 2005 incident in which Colombian men were accused of surgically implanting narcotics into human couriers. The memo offered possible indicators of surgically implanted contraband, including a distended stomach or other unusual bulging, and visible physical discomfort from a pat-down. Bombs-in-the-body is not a ...

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