Slovak held in Ireland's Dublin over botched security drill

Irish police arrested a Slovak man but released him without charge after Slovak authorities apologised for planting explosives in his luggage.

Slovak held in Ireland's Dublin over botched security drill

Irish police arrested a Slovak man on Tuesday but released him without charge after Slovak authorities apologised for planting explosives in his luggage as part of an airport security exercise.

"The Slovakian Interior Minister has conveyed to Justice Minister Dermot Ahern his government's profound regret for this incident," the Irish government said in a statement.

The man, one of the thousands of east Europeans working in Ireland, flew back to Dublin on Saturday after his Christmas holidays. After a tip-off from Slovakia, Irish army experts removed from his apartment a small amount of explosives he had brought back in his bag.

The man, in his 40s, was one of several passengers in whose luggage the Slovak authorities had concealed forbidden items without their knowledge to test their airport security.


Reuters

Last Mod: 06 Ocak 2010, 04:00
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