A Slovak citizen was (without his knowledge) planted a detonation device in his luggage as a part of airport security test. The device was not found at the airport and the person was arrested later in Dublin after the Irish police was informed about the device.
Source: IDnes news article Jan 5 2010:
Irská policie zatkla Slováka, který nevědomky dopravil ...
This is explosives rather than contraband and assuming you take a court verdict as proof, then the Hindawi Affair is certainly one incident - in that case, a man planted explosives in his fiancee's luggage. Might not be exactly what you are looking for, since the planter was known to the victim.
In this story from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, ...
Roger Levans of Queens, NY was arrested when two bricks of cocaine were found in his bag on a return trip from Guyana.
Levans said he was strip searched, and jailed until his family could put up $100,000 bail.
Three months later, the feds dismissed the charges.
“It was determined the luggage was broken into and drugs planted by a third party ...
A case has just been reported in the Guardian: Australian holiday winners duped into smuggling crystal meth
An Australian couple were unwittingly conned into becoming
multi-million dollar drug mules after winning a dream trip to Canada
with new luggage thrown in.
The elaborate con duped the couple by taking them to Canada as the
winners of an ...
First, a few links:
Over on Security Stack Exchange we have discussed this exact case.
Noted security commentator Bruce Schneier has some interesting discussion - and in fact it is a recurring theme.
Most fingerprint readers have independently measured EER of 5%; the
best ones allegedly get down to about 0.2%. That means that when the
system is set ...
Yes, they are there.
The top image is part of:
In Peace and Harmony with Nature
Artist: Leo Tanguma | Location: Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5
The second image is part of a two frame mural titled:
The Children of the World Dream of Peace (right side) which is also by Leo Tanguma.
It does not mentioned on the DIA website where the right hand panel is ...
There's a story of it happening here: 'Blind mules' unknowingly ferry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border
The victim was arrested and convicted; and then the case was dismissed when a judge noticed the same thing happening elsewhere:
Senior U.S. District Judge David Briones, a 17-year judicial veteran,
had noticed the pattern in the cases.
"I got ...
According to Facial-recognition technology at Dulles catches 3 impostors entering US:
On Monday, a woman on a flight from Accra, Ghana, presented a U.S. passport at Dulles, but CBP officials say when the facial recognition technology found a mismatch, it was determined she was actually a citizen of Cameroon. That case is now under investigation.
Lithium ion batteries are considered as hazardous materials for purposes of airline transportation regulations because they can overheat and ignite in certain conditions and, once ignited, can rapidly spread and be especially difficult to reduce. Research into lithium ion battery fire and explosion shows that the fuel, oxygen and energy existing in lithium ...
First post in this group. Generally any lithium battery is rather dangerous. My experience stems from drone flight (lipos mostly), reasonable travel (airplane) and research to keep things safe.
Regarding "explode", that is a little hyperbolic. There is not really a "boom", more like a fizz that turns into a fire and possibly a jet of flame. Explosions are ...