Thursday, 30 August 2018 10:50

Estate Police Wants Airport Security Beefed Up

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The Airport Branch of the Estate Police Association is calling on the Airports Authority to address a number of security concerns.

Chief among them are a shortage of manpower, non-sterile persons being granted access to the sterile area, questionable use of the perimeter road, and the inability to view CCTV footage in a timely manner.

Acting Chairman, Kenneth Joseph, said the EPA has written numerous letters listing their concerns to Line Ministers and the Board of Directors, and they even wrote to Parliament's Joint Select Committee.

Mr. Joseph said during a meeting with Minister Fitzgerald Hinds in October, they highlighted a number of their concerns.

He said the morale of officers stationed at the airport is quite low but they continue to do the best they can with the resources at their disposal.

Mr. Joseph said it's a well known fact that Trinidad and Tobago is a transshipment point for drugs and other illegal items. He said failure to address security concerns at the airport puts citizens at risk.

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