An Afghan refugee was stopped on a US-bound flight with explosive supplies in his baggage. The refugee traveled from Kabul to Ramstein Air Base with the explosives in his possession.
He was described as a contractor for the US authorities.
Just The News reported:
A male Afghan refugee who was departing the Ramstein Air Base in Germany for the US was detained Monday after it was found throughout pre-flight screening that he had blasting caps and different explosives supplies in his carry-on baggage, three U.S. officers instructed Simply the Information.
The person, who was born in the early Nineteen Nineties and an Afghan citizen, was working as contractor for the U.S. authorities when he was evacuated, and officers imagine the supplies had been associated to his work and never terrorism, officers stated.
Nonetheless, the person was positioned on a restricted listing and prevented from touring to the U.S., in line with a Transportation Safety Administration abstract of the incident obtained by Simply the Information. “Subject has been moved to a ‘red list’ and will not travel to the U.S.” and U.S. air marshals had been suggested, the TSA memo acknowledged.
Screeners, together with a member of the German navy aiding the U.S. on the Air Pressure base in Germany, discovered 5 blasting caps, one igniter change, a “def cord” and one shock tube when the refugee was apprehended late Monday morning German time, in line with officers and the TSA abstract report.
“TSA advised that during the physical search (full open) of the individual’s baggage, a German military member identified a suspicious item in the baggage,” the TSA memo acknowledged. The explosives had been taken exterior the hangar, an ordinance crew was summoned and the person faraway from the entry line from the flight, the memo acknowledged.