Brussels attacks: in a month 30 suspects detected at Brussels Airport
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    Brussels attacks: in a month 30 suspects detected at Brussels Airport

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    There are more efficient methods to pinpoint suspects being used at Brussels Airport.
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    New methods to locate suspects at Brussels National Airport have allowed for the detection of 30 people linked to acts of terrorism or involving state security. This was indicated yesterday (Wednesday) by the new Chief of the Aeronautical Police, Jo Decuyper, before the parliamentary investigatory commission.

    After the tents set up at the airport entrance were removed, new means of tracking down such individuals were used.

    These focused more upon individuals and their behaviour than their luggage.

    Thirty people have thus been identified between November 15th and December 13th, one such suspect whom police are looking for being linked to the PKK.

    Police personnel are gradually being trained in these new behavioural methods.

    The reinforcements of 193 police is anticipated across the entire airport system, 105 of which are in Brussels Airport. Specific efforts have also been made to detect explosives. The deployment of six dog handlers has also been announced.

    Lars Andersen
    The Brussels Times