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Old 01-23-2002, 07:42 PM   #1
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South Africa Targets Airport Crime

South Africa has launched a major crackdown on airport crime at Johannsburg after a series of robberies. The initiative, known as Operation Octopus, is also to be extended to Cape Town.

Introducing the new measures, Transport Minister Dullah Omar apologised for any inconvenience caused to passengers at Johannesburg but said it was in a good cause. He said the crackdown was necessary after a series of robberies and heists at the airport.

Monhla Hlahla, head of the Airports Company of South Africa, said a more co-ordinated approach to airport security was needed to stamp out crime. She said since the launch of a zero-tolerance anti-crime campaign last September, theft of motor vehicles had dropped by 33 percent, fraud through the use of forged identity documents by 37 percent and burglaries by 50 percent.
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South Africa Targets Airport Crime

South Africa has launched a major crackdown on airport crime at Johannsburg after a series of robberies. The initiative, known as Operation Octopus, is also to be extended to Cape Town.

Introducing the new measures, Transport Minister Dullah Omar apologised for any inconvenience caused to passengers at Johannesburg but said it was in a good cause. He said the crackdown was necessary after a series of robberies and heists at the airport.

Monhla Hlahla, head of the Airports Company of South Africa, said a more co-ordinated approach to airport security was needed to stamp out crime. She said since the launch of a zero-tolerance anti-crime campaign last September, theft of motor vehicles had dropped by 33 percent, fraud through the use of forged identity documents by 37 percent and burglaries by 50 percent.
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