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Body scanners installed at Cayman Islands Airports

By Martha Connolly

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – In an effort to further bolster national security and ensure the safety of residents and visitors within the Cayman Islands community, Customs & Border Control Service (CBC) announces the installation of state-of-the-art non-intrusive body scanners at both the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) in Cayman Brac.

This significant enhancement in security infrastructure is designed to detect individuals attempting to smuggle illicit drugs and other contraband into the Cayman Islands, thereby closing critical gaps in border security. As part of the overall border management process, CBC Officers will conduct an initial screening of passengers supported by intelligence and key behavioural indicators all of which will aid in informing of the degree of reasonableness regarding internal concealments.

Passengers deemed to pose a high risk for internally concealing prohibited or restricted goods will be subject to being scanned.
The new body scanners utilize advanced imaging technology to provide detailed, non-intrusive scanning capabilities. These scanners can provide visual indication of concealed substances and objects with unprecedented accuracy, significantly improving the capability of CBC personnel at the controls.

Minister for border control, labour & culture Dwayne Seymour stated:

“The introduction of non-invasive body scanners represents a monumental leap forward in our efforts to maintain the highest standards of border security. This technology enhances our ability to detect and prevent drug smuggling and ensures a safe and secure environment for all travellers.”

Director of CBC Charles Clifford, stated:

“The installation of these advanced scanners showcases CBC’s commitment to utilizing innovative solutions to tackle emerging security challenges. By adopting this technology, we reaffirm our dedication to protecting its borders and safeguarding the well-being of its citizens. Thanks to our business partners, AVCOM, including Installation Technologies International (ITI) in the USA for their exceptional distribution services and OD Security in the Netherlands for supplying the cutting-edge body scanners, ensuring a seamless installation process.”

The non-invasive scanners serve to address and rectify existing vulnerabilities in the current security framework, ensuring a more comprehensive approach to passenger screening.

CBC officers will undergo training to operate the new equipment efficiently and effectively, ensuring that the technology is used to its full potential.

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