Ireland Enraged after Slovakia Plants Explosives on Unsuspecting Passenger

By | January 5, 2010
Bratislava Airport
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The Irish government is demanding answers after an unsuspecting passenger carried high-grade explosives on a flight to Dublin as part of a botched training exercise. Slovakian Agents planted RDX explosives in the bag of a 49-year old electrician without his knowledge. The explosive was one of eight items planted by the Slovakian authorities in the baggage of unsuspecting passengers at Bratislava airport this past weekend.

Irish police arrested the man after the explosives were found in an apartment following a tip-off from the Slovakian authorities. He has since been released. The Slovakian government has apologized, and a full investigation is underway, but the Irish authorities want to know why it took three days to fully explain to them what happened.

We might complain about the TSA, but at least they’ve never snuck explosives into a passenger’s bag. They haven’t, have they?