PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World These bomb detectors were proved phony years ago, yet they're still used in the Middle East Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/672472/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Thousands of fake bomb detectors were marketed and sold in the Middle East. But even though the manufacturers have been jailed for fraud, security guards are still using the phony detectors.