Suspicious Package to U.S. not from Yemen; Yemenia Air Cargo Director

There seems to be the need for some clarification about where the planes and the packages originated from.  At this time federal officials, along with President Obama is stating that the packages did originate in Yemen, but the cargo planes were intercepted in Dubai and England, and they have tested positive for explosives. (Updated: 4:08 PM Pacific)

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President Barack Obama Comments on Cargo Plane Explosives

As Criminal Justice School Info follows up on today’s story about a UPS package from Yemen containing explosives, we learned that there is an update, and perhaps another perspective coming from Yemen, the “alleged” country of origin for the suspicious UPS flight.  While it seems that both UPS & FedEx would have the best records of where their planes & packages are located, Yemenia officials are telling a different story. is now reporting “No UPS cargo planes have left Yemen over the past 48 hours.”  They are calling, “these accusations false and baseless.” That information is from Mohammed al-Shaibah, Air Cargo Director for Yemenia Airway.  We’ll continue to follow this story and post updates.

No U.S. Commercial or Private Plane left Yemen to the U.S. over last 48 hours; Yemeni Official