Flights Subject to New Rules After Bomb Plot

Large toner cartridges banned from passengers flights
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2010 2:55 PM CST
A cargo plane is loaded at the FedEx distribution center at the International Cargo Airport in Cologne, western Germany, Monday Nov. 1, 2010.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

(Newser) – The recent mail-bomb plot has prompted the Department of Homeland Security to enact new air cargo restrictions, effective immediately, the New York Times reports. Among the changes:

  • Certain packages bound to the US from overseas will be subjects to what the anti-terror agency called “additional and enhanced screening.”
  • Toner and ink cartridges weighing more than one pound are now banned from all passengers flights.
  • A ban on all cargo flights coming from Yemen was expanded to include neighboring Somalia, another known al-Qaeda operations base.

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