London officials say they are taking every single precaution necessary when it comes to the 2012 Summer Olympics, including a total security spend of $1.5 billion but that number mixed with thousands of MI5 special forces wasn’t enough to keep workers from smuggling a fake bomb into London’s Olympic park over the weekend.
The security of the team was put into question when a man who had been employed at the site for several years managed to make his way through two checkpoints with the artificial bomb tucked away in the cabin of his digger.
In the meantime the Home Office is looking into the incident to ensure it won’t happen again.
After driving through the site with the bomb the worker eventually posed for a photograph outside the Olympic Stadium.
“I can meet anyone on the outside without anyone knowing and bring anything inside without anyone checking. If I had terrorist connections I could be bringing in explosives, chemicals – anything at all. It’s a massive security loophole.”
The workers bomb smuggling came just 24 hours before 40,000 people were preparing to attend the stadiums official opening.
The area where the bomb was smuggled includes not only the stadium but also allows access to the athletes’ village, an expected hotbed for potential terrorist activity.
A spokeswoman for the games insists that better lockdown procedures will be put in place before the games kick off in three months.
Helping secure the stadium, athletes village and surrounding areas will be 23,700 guards including 13,500 troops at peak times.
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