BI, Interpol link to strengthen security


THE Bureau of Immigration is linking with the International Police Organization (Interpol) to strengthen border security and prevent the entry of undesirable aliens into the country. The BI-Interpol inter-connection project would use a state-of-the-art biometrics capture system for international travelers. “It will involve the photo capture of all arriving and departing passengers when being processed at the immigration counters of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It will then be cross-checked with the Interpol’s database of wanted fugitives, terrorists, sex offenders and holders of stolen passports from all over the world,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said on Monday. He added that once operational, the Philippines will be the first Southeast Asian country to be connected to the Interpol data system.


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