Slovak security test ends with explosives on plane

Tibor Mako, head of the Slovak border and foreign police, talks to reporters in Poprad, Slovakia, on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010. The Irish police arrested a Slovak man who unknowingly smuggled 90 grams of an explosive to Ireland, but released him soon after the incident as this was part of a Slovak police action. The explosive was planted in his luggage within a failed security experiment by Slovak security agents. Irish officials are outraged at the incident and the Irish government has asked Slovakia for explanation. Mako offered his resignation to the interior minister over the affair, he told journalists today. (AP Photo/CTK, Kamil Pisko) (AP Photo/CTK, Kamil Pisko)

January 6, 2010 8:55:21 AM PST
A failed airport security test ended up with a Slovak man unwittingly carrying hidden explosives in his luggage on a flight to Dublin, Slovak officials admitted Wednesday - a mistake that enraged Irish authorities and shocked aviation experts worldwide.

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