Baggage handler at Paris airport arrested with arsenal of weapons and explosives
A baggage handler at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris was arrested with an arsenal of weapons and explosives and had a bomb that was "ready to use," sources close to the inquiry told AFP Monday.
Abderazak Besseghir, a 27-year-old French citizen of Algerian descent, was detained by police at the airport late Saturday after a tip-off from a member of the public who spotted a weapon in his vehicle.
The sources said that Besseghir had five bars of plastic explosives and two detonators in the trunk of his car that were ready to use as a bomb, along with an automatic pistol and a submachine gun.
Police searched his apartment in the northeastern Paris suburb of Bondy and arrested his father, two brothers and a family friend, they said. All five men were still in custody early Monday and were being questioned by anti-terrorist officials. (Albawaba.com)