Explosives planted on man to test airport security
Irish police have released a man held over an explosives find, after Slovakian authorities admitted planting them in his luggage.
The explosive was one of eight pieces of contraband placed with unsuspecting passengers at Bratislava Airport last weekend, broadcaster RTE reported.
The 49-year-old unwittingly brought the material into Dublin when he returned from his Christmas holidays.
This isn't the first time something like this has happened. Last year 142g (5oz) of cannabis was planted on a passenger in Tokyo:
An unwitting passenger arriving at Japan's Narita airport has received 142g of cannabis after a customs test went awry, officials say.
A customs officer hid a package of the banned substance in a side pocket of a randomly chosen suitcase in order to test airport security.
Sniffer dogs failed to detect the cannabis and the officer could not remember which bag he had put it in.
Anyone finding the package has been asked to contact customs officials.