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.