Cargo from Yemen and Somalia

British Home Secretary Theresa May announced on Monday that Britain will suspend unaccompanied cargo from Yemen and Somalia into the country.

May told members of parliament after a meeting of the government’s emergency planning committee that “We will review all aspects of air freight security and work with international partners.”

She also announced a ban on toner cartridges over 500g carried in hand luggage on flights departing from Britain. The move was based on possible contact between al-Qaida in Yemen and Somali terrorist groups, May said.

Explosive devices sent from Yemen were found on a UPS cargo plane at East Midlands airport and at a FedEx facility in Dubai on Friday.

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