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Hi-tech luggage check; Passengers warned

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Deputy Director-General for Aviation Safety and Air Transport Affairs Engineer Emad Al-Jlewi of the Directorate- General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said sophisticated equipment has been installed at the Kuwait International Airport to detect forbidden items, bombs, explosives and weapons, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Jlewi stressed these equipment are most recent and help check baggage at the airport. He added the entire Kuwait International Airport is under surveillance and controlled by the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of the Interior.

Passengers warned: Customs officers have warned passengers against bringing into the country sharp objects such as knives, daggers and knuckles, reports Al-Shahed daily. A source said large numbers of such items which are found in the baggage are being confiscated. The source added, instructions have been given to confiscate these forbidden stuffs on the spot.

KGL sent for probe: Minister of Communications Issa Al-Kandari has referred the Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Company (KGL) to the Anti-Corruption Public Authority for infringing on one million square meters of land inside the Mina Abdullah Port and 270,000 square meters inside the Doha port for which it does not pay rent but all is done in the name of ‘handling work’, reports Al-Jarida daily Al-Kandari said the infringements have been detected by the Audit Bureau.


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