Weapons of mass desiccation.

Rome Airport was closed on Monday afternoon after police discovered a suspicious piece of luggage.

But when they blew up the suitcase they cracked up – because it was full of coconuts.

Freelance journalist Ned Donovan was inside the airport and documented the incident on Twitter.

He said officers moved tourists and commuters back before carrying out a controlled explosion.

But when they saw the bag only contained coconuts, they walked away leaving the mess behind.

Twitter users thought the nutty incident was hilarious, sharing some brilliant puns.

They included “They were looking for Bounty hunters” and “Top notch policework. They blew the case wide open.”