Police in Yemeni capital San'a have arrested a woman suspected of sending explosive packages found on U.S.-bound planes, Al-Jazeera reported on Saturday.
One of the packages was found on Friday on a United Parcel Service cargo plane at East Midlands Airport north of London, while the other was discovered at a FedEx facility in Dubai.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told a news conference earlier on Saturday that special services of the United States and the United Arab Emirates have provided him with information that identified the woman as a suspect.
"Yemen is determined to fight terror but will not allow anyone to intervene in its affairs," Saleh said.
A Yemeni police source told Al-Jazeera that police are searching for other people involved in the plot.
A number of U.S. officials said they were confident that al-Qaeda's Yemen branch was behind the plot.
U.S. President Barack Obama called he attempt to send explosive-laden parcels to Chicago synagogues "credible terrorist threat."
DUBAI, October 30 (RIA Novosti)