international security | The Daily Star
  • Dummy explosives went undetected

    Local screeners' failure to detect some dummy explosives, which a member of the UK monitoring team planted in baggage, was one of the reasons behind the ban on Dhaka-London air cargo and warning of more such actions.

  • Sloppy job in screening led to cargo ban

    False entries made by an airport screener on the list of checked goods and a casual smoke break taken by another one were the last straw for the UK monitoring team, leading to the temporary ban on Dhaka-London direct air cargo. The Daily Star learnt this from a report of the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and a reliable source in the British High Commission in Dhaka.

  • Airport deal by tomorrow

    The government will sign a contract with a British security company by tomorrow for foolproof security screening at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in