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Lax INS security at airports a terror risk, report says

The nation’s 159 international airports remain vulnerable to illegal entry by foreign terrorists and smugglers because the Immigration and Naturalization Service has not followed security recommendations made four years ago, a new government report says. The report was issued Thursday by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which in 1999 found a range of problems with the design, security and communications systems at INS airport facilities used to screen millions of foreign visitors each year. The report said a follow-up review of a dozen unidentified airports nine months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks revealed not only that the INS had not addressed the problems, but also that there were new deficiencies. Among those were ”inoperable alarms and cameras, and security features that had been turned off, were not monitored, or had not been installed,” the report said. Full Story

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