Britain Will Expand Air Cargo Screening After Bomb Scares

11.05.10 | FL News Team

(London)  --  Expanded security measures are now in place in Britain after last week's failed bomb attempts.  The British government says shipments on some flights from Asia and the Middle East will get close scrutiny before being sent on.  The British Department for Transport announced that formerly-exempt cargo shipments on certain routes will be subject to the enhanced security measures.

Routes including those from Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan and Sudan are among those identified by the British.  The screenings will take place on some passenger flights, as well.  Britain has already banned unaccompanied air freight from Yemen and Somalia.