Airport and border security discussed as Nat Sec Minister meets with UN official

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    Airport and border security was the topic of focus as National Security Minister Stuart Young met today with Ms. Bo Shakira Harris, the AIRCOP Project Specialist for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Programme Office for the Caribbean in Barbado.

    The AIRCOP is a multi-agency project that aims to strengthen the capacities of international airports to detect and intercept drugs, other illicit goods and high-risk passengers, including foreign terrorist fighters, in origin, transit and destination countries.

    Minister Young stated that the meeting was another opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago to further its collaboration with the UNODC on national security issues, specifically with matters relating to border security.

    The discussions ended with both parties pledging to continue working together, in the interest of strengthening T&T’s border security framework towards the increased security and safety of citizens.