Australia Terror Plot Details
Aug 4, 2017-A July 15 terror plot to bring down a Sydney to Qatar Etihad Airlines flight was foiled by Australian authorities, but it revealed a larger ISIS plot to attack more aircraft.
The Report by Australian Federal Police revealed a previously unknown hole in air cargo security.
ISIS successfully couriered several pounds of a military grade explosive via a Turkish air cargo flight to Australia. The attempt to weaponize the luggage of an unwitting passenger (a plotter's brother) was foiled when the bag's weight flagged it at the airport.
A followup plot was broken up with the arrest of four men, two of which will be arraigned by video today.