UPS cargo blocked in UK over security concerns

The UK Department for Transport has barred express delivery firm UPS from moving air cargo through sites in the UK due to “security requirements”. The transport deparment said in a statement: “Following careful consideration, the department has restricted the number of sites in the UK at which UPS is permitted to screen air cargo until […]


The UK Department for Transport has barred express delivery firm UPS from moving air cargo through sites in the UK due to “security requirements”. The transport deparment said in a statement: “Following careful consideration, the department has restricted the number of sites in the UK at which UPS is permitted to screen air cargo until it has satisfied current security requirements. For obvious security reasons we will not comment on the details.” In March, an investigation was launched after a fake bomb was placed on a UPS flight to Istanbul. The Metropolitan police arrested a 26-year-old man, but said the incident was not terrorist related. The suspicious device travelled to Turkey from the UK without being detected. In October 2010, a printer cartridge bomb was found on a UPS cargo plane at East Midlands airport, destined for the US, triggering new security measures around the world.