This report is based on a one-year investigation by CNN into air cargo security in light of a thwarted plot by al Qaeda in October 2010 to blow up cargo jets over the United States.
CNN’s Nic Robertson’s report “Deadly Cargo” airs on CNN Presents, Saturday and Sunday February 18, 19 at 8 p.m. ET
The call came into the London Metropolitan Police bomb squad in the early hours of the morning. Isolated at the East Midlands airport in central England was a UPS package dispatched from Yemen, containing a laser printer that Saudi intelligence believed had been converted into a bomb.