Yemen on Monday declared a crackdown on cargo shipments after two US-bound bomb parcels were sent from the country. State news agency Saba reported Yemen's national committee for civil aviation security has decided "to implement exceptional security measures on all cargo leaving Yemeni airports to ensure the safety of civil aviation."
The committee had also decided to tighten general security at all Yemeni airports, to counteract "methods used by terror organisations," Saba said.
Meanwhile, an alleged Saudi bombmaker emerged as a key suspect in the failed package plot. According to AFP, an American official said Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, a 28-year-old alleged Al-Qaeda bombmaker, had emerged as a "leading suspect" in the parcel bomb plot . "Al-Asiri's past activities and explosives' experience make him a leading suspect," the official was quoted as saying.