Yemen plane bomb plot: Australia on cargo alert

October 31st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Oct. 31 (ANI): Air transport authorities in Australia are on high alert following the discovery of two packages containing explosives on cargo planes bound for the US.

The packages sent from Yemen had been addressed to synagogues in Chicago.

The federal government has stepped up security screening of cargo arriving in Australia from the Middle East following Friday night’s discovery of the packages in the East Midlands, in England, and in Dubai, The Age reports. (ANI)

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