Bomb squad rushed to KLIA after 'explosive' laptop found

SEPANG: The bomb disposal unit was rushed to the KL International Airport Cargo Centre after a package that came with a note warning that rough handling would lead to an explosion was found there.

KLIA OCPD Asst Comm Azman Shariat said the incident occurred at around 1.30pm on Thursday (April 25).

"We received a call from the scanner machine operator at the KLIA Cargo Centre.

"The individual claimed that a package was scanned and the images showed that it had a battery and wiring," he said when contacted.

He said the operator also said that there were words on the package stating: "Do not throw or it will explode".

"Checks revealed the package was addressed to an individual in Limbang, Sarawak.

"We immediately deployed a K-9 unit to the scene, and it did not detect any explosives," he said, adding that they then called in the Bomb Disposal Unit to the scene according to the standard operating procedure.

He said they destroyed the package using a robotic unit, and no explosion occurred.

"We then examined the package and found a laptop and charger cable inside.

"We also checked with the sender and confirmed that the package's contents was a laptop," he said.

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