Advertising Console

    U.S. Security Chief Concerned About Disguised Passenger

    Repost
    NTDTelevision

    by NTDTelevision

    851
    114 views
    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is concerned about the incident where a disguised Chinese passenger was aboard an Air Canada flight. She says the incident exposes security breaches that could be exploited by terrorists.

    A young Chinese passenger made the headlines recently when he boarded an Air Canada flight disguised as an older Caucasian male.

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says that this incident exposes security breaches that could be exploited by terrorists.

    [Janet Napolitano, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary]:
    "I don't have the actual operational details, but I think these are further illustrations of different tactics and techniques used.”

    The Chinese passenger boarded an Air Canada flight in Hong Kong on the 29th of October.

    He was arrested when he arrived in Canada.

    According to media reports and photographs, he wore a silicon head and neck mask that made him look elderly.

    The man was able to board the flight apparently without a passport or any other documents with a picture or date of birth. He carried the boarding pass of a U.S. citizen who was booked on the flight.

    Napolitano pointed out that regular citizens and security officials alike had a role to play in stopping terrorist attacks.

    [Janet Napolitano, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary]:
    "Good security is layered security. It begins with information sharing, information collection - it's good screening and scanning techniques at the airport gates themselves or for the cargo itself.”

    Transport Canada is investigating if screening regulations were broken.

    It is the responsibility of airlines to verify the identity of passengers who appear to be 18 years or older before they are allowed to board the aircraft.