When corruption is coupled with stupidity & ignorance you get a recipe for a disaster.
A british con artist sold thousands of devices that are supposed to detect bombs, the buyers big companies & governments in several middle eastern countries.
He was found later to be a big con artist and that the device he was selling had absolutely no utility! and yet millions were spend on these devices in Iraq, Afghanistan etc …
How was it possible you may ask?
The answer is:
1- Ignorance & Stupidity : most if not all these so called security people probably have never had any proper education in explosives, they never studied the chemical principals, they never tested and most importantly they are too stupid to question anything.
2- Trust the British: the seller being a British man, they already lowered their guards, then all that is needed to be done by the con artist was to showcase some tricked tests and they are sold … no need to worry, they are to lazy to test on their owns.
3- Corruption, the guy knew what should be done, he gave money to some key people and he landed huge deals with governments, at this stage he could have sold crap and they would have believed him it’s gold.
As a result hundreds if not thousands lost their lives due to the fake sense of security, and to the fact that these stupid buyers bought toys instead of having trained bomb detection dogs.