Charges Dropped in “Liquid Terror” Plane Plot

A Pakistani judge has dropped charges against the main suspect in a purported terror plot to blow up airlines with half a sports drink bottle full of dangerous liquids. This plot is the reason you now have to fly with a ziplock bag full of tiny toiletries, and the reason we have started to pay attention to the quality of hotel soaps. From BBC News: “Anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi found no evidence that he had been involved in terrorist activities or that he belonged to a terrorist organization. As well as forgery charges, Mr Rauf has also been charged with carrying explosives. But his lawyer says police evidence amounts only to bottles of hydrogen peroxide found in his possession.”

No word on whether this news will loosen the current restrictions on carrying liquids, but we’re assuming that it won’t. —MEGHANN MARCO

UK ‘plot’ terror charge dropped [BBC News via BoingBoing]