Terror alert spurs extra screening of cargo flown into U.S.
August 6th, 2013
10:30 PM ET

Terror alert spurs extra screening of cargo flown into U.S.

By Mike M. Ahlers

All in-bound cargo on commercial flights from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa - and quite possibly other areas of the world - is getting screened twice, as a result of the recent terror threats, according to a cargo industry official.

The Department of Homeland Security late last week ordered airlines to increase inspections of cargo at the last point of departure for the United States, said Brandon Fried, executive director of Airforwarders Association, a trade group.

"They said, until further notice, this is what you're going to do," Fried said.

"Nothing unscreened gets on the plane," Fried said. "Basically they said, 'If you used one method, or several methods (of inspecting cargo), you need to do it again. It's redundant, dual screening."

 

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  1. Skorpio

    Islam is the root of all this evil. During the past decade, Islam has created a global environment of violence, terror, hatred, resentment and discrimination. Islam is the culprit of rising security costs, immigration issues, international trade conflicts, tourism declines, etc. Unless there is a massive conversion of Muslims to Christianity, this Islamic madness will continue forever.

    August 9, 2013 at 9:28 am | Reply
  2. George patton

    let's all hope these terror threats reduce Chinese shipments to the level where Americans are forced to develop their own local industries, putting people back to the work.

    August 7, 2013 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • Pete

      @George,yes make us again a great country that relies on its own resources ,none of this imported ,substandard Chinese,foriegn crap we've been buying for years..We can make everything even fortune cookies better than the Chinese can so why buy their crap and watch how their Chinese economy goes southward because of it!!They definitly need us more than we need them,agree!!

      August 7, 2013 at 10:38 am | Reply
    • thinkmandam

      agree

      August 8, 2013 at 2:31 am | Reply
  3. Pete

    Osama BinLadens legacy continues with his terror tactics..Money ,security can never stop what he created and he said it would always be on peoples minds stateside just what terrorists could do and you know what his tactics of psychological warfare worked on us and still does doesn't it!!

    August 7, 2013 at 10:00 am | Reply
  4. Random

    This is a dry run. They have dissected the info released and are feeling for boundaries. It is hard to figure if it will be a live practice run or not, they have done both in the past. Either way the goal of this is a trial, of our systems, and their people/abilities. Everything that hits the media is intel for them. There should be no play by play.

    August 7, 2013 at 1:32 am | Reply
  5. Tfgjkm Hdgjb

    Anyone counting the lies told on leno tonight because its way more than I can count on my fingers...thanks

    August 7, 2013 at 12:17 am | Reply
    • Pete

      @Hdgjb,whatever that spells troll..Can count on your fingers,amazing..

      August 7, 2013 at 8:41 am | Reply
  6. Tfgjkm Hdgjb

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    August 7, 2013 at 12:15 am | Reply
    • Xenomorph

      I quite agree!

      August 7, 2013 at 9:06 am | Reply

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