Say what you want, but at least Big Brown knows how to move a package. MSN India reports that a UPS cargo plane successfully shipped what authorities have described as a fake bomb disguised as a wedding cake, all the way from foggy London to not-so-foggy Istanbul.
The device traveled undetected to Istanbul on a flight operated by UPS two weeks ago, the same airline that carried a bomb disguised as a printer ink cartridge to East Midlands airport in October.
It had been delivered to a UPS office in north London by a Turkish man two weeks ago, according to ITV News. It had a timer, wires and detonator and was placed inside a wedding cake box.
A spokesman at the Department for Transport was quoted by The Telegraph as saying,” We have already begun an investigation which will look at all aspects of this incident, including UPS”s procedures.”
“The United Kingdom has one of the toughest security regimes for air cargo in the world. All security measures are subject to continuous review,” he said.
A 26-year-old man was arrested at his home last week on suspicion of making a bomb hoax however was later granted bail, police said.
The spokesman said the hoax was not related to terrorism and added, “A search was undertaken at an address in north London in connection with this inquiry and is now complete.”
“Two weeks ago, a suspicious package travelled in the UPS network aboard an all-cargo aircraft from the United Kingdom to Istanbul, Turkey,” the newspaper said quoting the the service company UPS.
“UPS is cooperating with the British Department for Transport”s investigation of the incident.”
The company said it had a “multi-layered approach” to ensure security and that procedures were designed to protect staff, aircraft and customers” shipments.