Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Razor sharp security at border

(Photo: chronicle.gi)
GIBRALTAR (Gib Chronicle by Brian Reyes) The Gibraltar Government has taken physical and legislative steps to tighten security in the border area in the wake of last week’s violent clash between Customs officers and cigarette smugglers. The border had been neglected for many years, with just a flimsy fence riddled with holes to separate Gibraltar from Spain. At the eastern end of the runway, construction of the airport tunnel turned that area into an unlit wasteland across which smugglers could easily slip undetected. On the Spanish side access to the fence was easy and unhindered, just short stroll from the main road to La Atunara. For Customs officers, patrolling this zone was a difficult and challenging task. (Read the full story here)

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