Las Americas x-ray machines out of service
The x-ray machines used by Customs and other security agencies at the Las Americas International Airport have been out of service for several weeks. Military and security agencies are expressing concern at the fact that checking passengers’ baggage is now a manual process. This has caused long passenger lines at all hours in both of the air terminals due to the slow processing of baggage by customs authorities and members of the National Drug Control Agency (DNCD). Members of the agencies that operate at the Las Americas International Airport, who refused to identify themselves for fear of reprisals, said that the four x-ray machines used at the airport have been broken for between two and three months and they have reported this to the Customs Agency but so far nothing has been done.
Readers may recall a recent case of a suitcase containing 16 kg of cocaine that sat in the Terminal B customs area for several hours, and had to be checked by hand in the presence of a member of the judiciary because the x-ray equipment was unavailable.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Sep 10, 2015
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