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Cops lost explosives

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Paris

French police training sniffer dogs at Charles de Gaulle airport this week lost track of a suitcase where they had hidden 150 grams of plastic explosives. The explosives, which were planted in the luggage of an unsuspecting passenger as part of a training exercise, apparently sailed through security detectors and were loaded onto a plane. Plastic explosives require special detonators to set them off, and none were included with the planted material, so there was no immediate danger to planes or passengers. The real problem, said Paris’ Le Figaro, is that somewhere, “there is an unfortunate person trying to explain to local authorities that the explosives in his bag were put there by French police officers.”

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