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Canada bans mail, cargo from Yemen and Somalia
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Terrorists in Yemen tried to send bombs to the U.S. through UPS and FedEx packages. The packages were intercepted.
Stewart Bell, National Post · Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010
TORONTO — Canada banned all cargo and mail from Yemen and Somalia on Monday after terrorists tried to bring down U.S.-bound aircraft by hiding bombs in printer cartridges and sending them to Chicago by courier.
The government also placed restrictions on large printer toner cartridges, banning them from checked luggage on all flights departing Canadian airports, and from carry-on bags on U.S.-bound flights.
The restrictions went into effect at noon on Monday. The new regulations come ten days after two parcel bombs addressed to Chicago synagogues were sent from the Yemeni capital Sanaa in UPS and FedEx courier packages.
One of the bombs made it through Cologne, Germany, to Britain before it was detected. A second was found in Dubai, but only after it had traveled aboard two Qatar Airways passenger flights.
The local al-Qaeda affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has claimed responsibility for the plot, which comes as Canadian intelligence is warning that Yemen could become “the next significant terrorist staging ground.”
On Nov. 1, Canada banned all cargo from Yemen, and Canada Post stopped accepting mail from the country but today those restrictions were expanded significantly, bringing Canadian air security in line with that of its major allies.
“While there is no current information that these incidents were targeting Canada, we will continue to monitor the international security environment closely and take further action as appropriate to protect air travelers,” said Transport Minister Chuck Strahl.
According to the Interim Order:
*Passengers are not permitted to transport printer toner cartridges over 454 grams (16 ounces) in checked baggage on flights departing Canadian airports. Smaller cartridges are still allowed.
*Printer cartridges are banned from carry-on bags aboard all flights departing Canada for the U.S. *Airlines cannot transport printer cartridges in cargo carried on passenger flights departing Canada.
*All cargo and mail from, or transiting through, Yemen and Somalia is banned from entering Canada.