Pam Am Flight 103

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Tracing the T-shirt and the maker of the timer evidence led investigators to two Libyan intelligence operatives. Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah and Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi were indicted by the United States and United Kingdom for bombing Pam Am flight 103. On January 31, 2001, Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi was found guilty of the attack. The Libyan government accepted responsibility for the act and paid $3 billion to the families who had victims on the flight.
What went wrong with the investigation of Pan Am flight 103. It took over 11 years to get the suspects of the bombing of Pam Am flight 103 to trial. The two suspects of the bombing were in Libya. Muammar Qaddafi refused to cooperate with the United States and the United Kingdom with extradition requests. The United Nation’s Security Council imposed sanctions over Libya to pressure cooperation with the extradition request.
In 1994, Libya proposed to have a trial in a neutral country, with international judges. This plan was rejected by the United States and the United Kingdom. In 1998, the U.S. and U.K. offered a trial in a neutral country, with Scottish judges. Libya accepted the terms of the agreement in 1999. Intelligence led policing must recognize that “most members of virtually all terrorist …show more content…

Carryon bags are screened with X-ray technology, before being permitted into the sterile area of the airport. On board bomb plot attempts such as: Richard Reid December 2001, the U.K. liquid-bomb plots of 2006, and the underwear attack of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of December 2009, have created the need for whole body scanners to search for hidden items under clothing. Walkthrough metal detectors (WTMDs) are unable to detect explosive materials like TATP, C4, PE4, PETN, and Semtex. K-9 units with local law enforcement and DHS officers are another layer of security for detecting the presence of explosives or illegal

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