Explosives were discovered at a house in Dublin after an airport security drill on the other side of Europe went horribly wrong.
Around 90 grams of the powerful military explosive RDX was recovered, having been brought through the Irish capital’s airport unwittingly by a Slovak national.
An Irish resident, he had flown back from Bratislava after his Christmas holidays. What he did not know was that Slovak authorities had planted the explosives in his luggage there, to test airport security.
Slovakia’s Interior Minister Robert Kalinak has expressed deep regret over the incident in which the unsuspecting man was arrested by the Irish, then freed without charge. Slovakia concealed a number of forbidden items in passengers’ luggage as part of the exercise. All were detected – apart from the Dublin-bound explosives.
Slovak apologies to Irish after botched security drill