Three British men have been found guilty of planning to kill people as part of a terrorist plot involving homemade liquid bombs. However, the jury did not find Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain guilty of planning the attacks on transatlantic airliners, as the prosecution claimed.
Eight men were tried altogether as part of the airline bomb plot, but the jury failed to reach a verdict on four of them and the remaining suspect was found not guilty on all counts.
The case caused Britain and the US to introduce strict laws restricting liquids and gels in hand-luggage, causing major security check chaos in airports.According to government sources, the security restrictions could stay in place at British airports for at least five more years until x-ray technology is improved. It is estimated the liquid bomb plot cost the British aviation industry at least 250 million euros.