Slovak police send explosives to Ireland by mistake - 06 Jan 10

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The world may be on high alert for airline attacks, but that didn't stop a consignment of plastic explosives being smuggled into Ireland, by accident.

As part of a training exercise, Slovakian police hid explosives in unsuspecting travellers' luggage at the country's main airport.

They found most of it, but a batch of explosives still managed to end up on a Dublin-bound Danube Wings plane, leading to a police raid and the temporary arrest of an unwitting smuggler.

Tania Page reports.