These guys must be really good at catching terrorists. From AFP, with thanks to Kemaste:
It was supposed to have been a harmless exercise, but police at Paris’ main airport managed to send a package of plastic explosive winging around the world and were still looking for it on Saturday.
Fortunately, “it is no more dangerous than a bar of chocolate,” said a source at the military’s information department.
Gendarmes at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport placed the 150 gram block of explosive in a bag on a conveyor belt to find out whether their sniffer dogs were able to detect it.
During what was described as a “lapse of attention,” a baggage handler put the suitcase with checked luggage being sent to an aircraft hold.
Police said the explosive could have been placed on any of about 80 flights.
Herbert Lom’s eyelid must really be twitching now.