USA Bans Printer, Toner, Ink Cartridges From Flights And Planes
United States Ban: U.S. Bans Printer, Toner, Ink Cartridges
The United States Department of Homeland Security has banned Printer, Toner, and Ink Cartridges from all flights into the United States. The Head of the Department of Home Security, Janet Napolitano issued a statement banning toner and ink cartridges on Monday.
Under the new rules, “high-risk cargo” will be barred from passenger planes, Napolitano said. Also banned from commercial flights are toner and ink cartridges weighing more than 16 ounces, she said.
The United States now joins the UK in implementing the printer, toner and ink cartridge ban.
The strategy of security officials is now completely transparent, it is an action-reaction security tactic.
Action: Shoe bomber Ralph Reed attempts to smuggle a bomb in his shoe.Reaction: Everyone take off your shoes at security
Action: Various reports of explosive techniques requiring liquidsReaction: Ban all liquids over a certain amount.
Action: Explosive devices found in toner cartridgesReaction: Ban toner, ink, and printer cartridges
This latest ban on the toner, ink and printer cartridges is just part of an overall effort after latest incident. All cargo originating from Yemen has been banned, at least temporarily said Janet Napolitano.
The threats of terrorism we face are serious and evolving, and these security measures reflect our commitment to using current intelligence to stay ahead of adversaries-working closely with our international, federal, state, local and private sector partners every step of the way." Ms Napolitano said US Transportation Security Administration officials had met in Yemen with officials there, in an effort to enhance Yemeni security enhancements so the cargo ban eventually can be lifted.
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