Dubai police confirms explosives found on plane from Yemen
The investigations launched by Dubai Police about the suspicious package found onboard a Federal Express cargo plane coming from Yemen has revealed that the package contained a computer printer with explosives loaded to its toner cartridge. According to WAM news agency, a statement released by Dubai Police today said the explosives were 'professionally' loaded and connected via an electric circuit to a mobile phone chip hidden inside the printer.
"The plot style carries features similar to previous attacks carried out by terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda. A team from Dubai Police EOD Unit disposed of the explosive device." According to the statement, the police were tipped off via an international call about the possibility of an explosive device hidden in postal packages onboard the FedEx flight originating from Yemen to Dubai.
The EOD specialists said the package contained the highly explosive PETN and lead azide substances, used in bomb detonators.
"Swift action has enabled Dubai Police to foil a potential act of terror in the place the package was bound to," it added.