Nov 9, 2010
US officials Monday extended a ban on air cargo from Yemen to include Somalia and slapped new restrictions on passenger goods on US-bound international flights after a foiled parcel bomb plot.
From Monday, “no high risk cargo will be allowed on passenger aircraft,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement, adding that international mail would also be screened individually.
A ban on all cargo flights from Yemen, imposed after last month’s plot was narrowly averted, will be extended and imposed on Somalia as well, she said.
“Toner and ink cartridges over 16 ounces will be prohibited on passenger aircraft in both carry-on bags and checked bags on domestic and international flights in-bound to the United States,” Napolitano added.
Canada announced similar measures several hours later.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 4:50 am