Slovak police send 'bomb' to Dublin

Consignment of plastic explosives is smuggled into Ireland in botched security test.

    The world may be on high alert for airline attacks, but that didn't stop a consignment of plastic explosives being smuggled into Ireland ... by accident.

    As part of a training exercise, Slovakian police hid explosives in unsuspecting travellers' luggage at the country's main airport.

    They found most of it, but a batch of explosives still managed to end up on a Dublin-bound Danube Wings plane, leading to a police raid and the temporary arrest of an unwitting smuggler.
     
    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.