Aviation

New system at Delhi airport to track suspicious movements

DELHI

An advanced electronic system has been made operational at the international airport in Delhi to keep tabs on suspicious passengers and check smuggling.

The Indian Customs Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS), inaugurated today by Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) member Mala Srivastava at Indira Gandhi International Airport, acts as an electronic database of all passengers, crew and other airline staff entering the country, official sources said. The APIS red flags suspicious passengers on the basis of their movement and other parameters and give a lead to customs officials for follow-up, they said, reports DNA.

It has been developed on the lines of the Electronic Advance Passenger Information System used by Customs and Border Protection officials in the US, the sources said.

It is also capable of handling information such as issuance of a red corner notice against wanted individuals and other warrants issued by the Interpol and international law and enforcement agencies, they said.

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