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Cuban Customs carries out international project against crime

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Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The General Customs of the Republic of Cuba is reportedly implementing an international airport communication project to strengthen crime detection and interception capabilities.

Called Aircop, the program facilitates the interconnection between air terminals of countries in the area to face attempts of international drug trafficking, terrorism and illegal trade, Granma newspaper reports.

The initiative, which is being implemented at Jose Marti International Airport, will be extended in the future to the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in Varadero, Matanzas, another important gateway to the Cuban archipelago.

Recently, Cuban authorities told Cuban television that 15 drug trafficking operations were thwarted in 2022 as part of the implementation of the zero tolerance policy applied in Cuba to this scourge.

According to the daily, the needs of technical means of detection are covered to guarantee the security inspections of cargo, passengers and their luggage, which also allows, in addition to speeding up the flow of passengers.

The general director of customs processes, Yamila Martínez, pointed out that the presence of canine units that concentrate their efforts on detecting risks associated with terrorism and drugs is guaranteed.

The head of the General Customs of the Republic, Nelson Cordoves, said that actions to combat illegalities at the border are carried out with a balance between facilitation and security of the country, and that proof of this is that in 2022 more than 85 percent of travelers arriving to the Island, on average, transited through the green channel, which reduced unnecessary delays in the facilities.

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