Posted: Feb 12, 2010 8:59 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Feb 12, 2010 8:59 AM
A British intelligence service says it's discovered that gel and saline implants may be used by al-Qaida to terrorize innocent people.
British spy satellites have reportedly intercepted terrorist communications from Pakistan and Yemen, talking about women suicide bombers getting explosives put inside breast implants.
Former Houston FBI Director Don Clark said he believes U.S. Homeland Security is taking this threat very seriously.
"I'm sure we are gathering all the information, intelligence that the government can" he said. "They are also securing all the ports, airports and main attractions as much as possible. The government takes these types of threats seriously and not relaxed."
The British Intel Service reports that several plastic surgeons, who were trained in some of London's best hospitals, have returned to their countries to perform the surgeries.
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose says that the industry's technology makes the bombs possible and easy.
It's unknown how well full-body scanners would detect explosives inside implants.
The Transportation Security Administration said its scanners do detect explosive materials and residue.