“Traces of explosive on his socks,” from Reuters, with thanks to Site Seer:
LONDON (Reuters) – A British Muslim convert charged with plotting acts of terrorism had socks with traces of explosive in his luggage when he was arrested in France, prosecutors told a court Tuesday.
Andrew Rowe, 34, who denies the charges, had been under surveillance by British police for about a year before they asked their French colleagues to hold him in Calais in October 2003 on his way back from a trip to Frankfurt.
A search of his luggage revealed two socks rolled up into balls that had traces of explosive, the prosecutors told the Old Bailey criminal court in London. The socks were connected by a length of cord.
The prosecutors said the traces of explosive were of a sort likely to be found in mortar shells or other military ordnance.