Saturday, December 04, 2004

Where the hell did THAT come from???

From AP
Police at Paris' top airport lost track of a passenger's bag in which plastic explosives were placed to train bomb-sniffing dogs, police said Saturday. Warned that the bag may have gotten on any of nearly 90 flights from Charles de Gaulle, authorities searched planes upon arrival in Los Angeles and New York.

French police at Charles de Gaulle airport deliberately placed up to five ounces of plastic explosives into a passenger's luggage Friday evening, police spokesman Pierre Bouquin said.

But a "momentary lack of surveillance" led to the bag being lost on a conveyor belt carrying luggage from check-in to planes, he said.

Authorities immediately alerted the relevant airlines that one of between 80 and 90 planes that left the French capital from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday could be carrying the explosives.

"Indeed, it's possible that someone will have a surprise when he opens his bag."

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I expect the next story to cross the wires to be along the lines of...

"Homeland Security agents nab terrorist trying to smuggle 5 ounces of plastic explosives into USA"...

Of course the poor "suspect", being a suspected terrorist, will not be allowed contact with a lawyer before being shipped off to Gitmo until the war on terrorism is over.

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