The cell planned to smuggle a bomb onto the plane through the kitchen equipment. Investigators believe they also had plans to 'gas' the passengers on the plane.
The terror cell busted for an “elaborate” plot to blow up an international flight in Australia planned to smuggle their bomb on-board inside kitchen equipment — possibly a sausage maker, according to new reports.
Cops believe the two Lebanese-Australian father-and-son duos schemed to stuff explosive material inside the culinary gear then take it on a flight from Sydney to the Middle East, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Police seized a meat grinder — along with a sausage-making attachment — in a series of dramatic raids across five homes on Saturday night.
They also found bomb-making material “ready to go,” and took handwritten notes, two phones, an iPad, two cell phone SIM packs and car registration and insurance papers, the paper reports.
It’s also possible the men intended to gas the plane passengers — several sources told The Australian that the device found would have emitted a toxic, sulphur-based gas to knock out everyone on board.
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