Report: Al-Qaeda man gave tip-off on Yemen cargo bombs
A former al-Qaeda member provided the pivotal information that led investigators to a pair of explosives-laden cargo packages last week, Britain's BBC reported Monday.
Jaber al-Faifi turned himself in to authorities in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago, the broadcaster quoted unidentified officials as saying. Remorse then led him to divulge the information that led to the discovery in Britain and Dubai of the packages sent from Yemen, DPA reported.
Al-Faifi reportedly was at one time held at the United States' Guantanamo Bay detention center. He allegedly joined al-Qaeda in Yemen after his release, despite having participated in a rehabilitation programme in Saudi Arabia.