By John Lee.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has reportedly ordered the removal of ‘ADE651‘ fake bomb detectors from checkpoints, as the death toll from Saturday’s bombings in Baghdad rose to at least 147.
According to a report from The Telegraph, he also asked the interior ministry to launch a new investigation into “corrupt deals” to buy the fake bomb detectors, which are still in use in Iraq three years after British conman James McCormick was jailed for selling them.
McCormick was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2013 for selling 6,000 fake detectors to Iraq for as much as £27,000 each.
(Source: The Telegraph)