Britain is investigating how a fake bomb was placed on a cargo flight from London to Istanbul without being detected.
A spokesman for Britain’s Department of Transport announced the investigation Wednesday, saying the government is taking the incident very seriously.
Britain’s ITV network reported that a box containing wires, a timer, and a detonator was shipped from a UPS shipping office in London two weeks ago to Turkey.
British police said they arrested a 26-year-old man in north London last week on suspicion of making a hoax bomb.
He is due in court in May.
UPS has confirmed that it is cooperating with the investigation.
Last October a bomb disguised as a ink toner cartridge was found on a UPS plane flying from Yemen to the United States.
The package was discovered during a stop in Britain.