Man attempts to board Ryanair flight in possession of crude improvised explosive device
On January 30, 2017 Nadeem Muhammed, a 43-year-old businessman born in Pakistan and carrying an Italian passport, attempted to board a Ryanair Boeing 737 flight from Manchester Airport in the UK to Bergamo, Italy carrying a ‘crude improvised explosive device’ made up masking tape, batteries, the tube of a marker pen and wires and concealed inside the zip lining of his suitcase. Despite claiming that ‘there are strange things people carry in their bags but I’d not seen anything like that before,’ the security terminal manager placed the item in her pocket.
According to ASERO’s explosive experts, a jumbo market could possibly conceal as much as 100 grams of explosives. We know that only a small amount of explosive material detonated on board an aircraft can be powerful enough to cause significant casualties and damage and even, under certain to bring down the aircraft.
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