Extra security measures put in place to facilitate shipping of packages during the Christmas Season
Fri 19 November, 2010
Extra security measures have been put in place to facilitate the shipping of packages destined for or transiting the United States in the wake of a failed attempt to ship explosives on an inbound cargo flight from Yemen to America at the end of October.
Radio Anguilla News spoke to the local office of U.S.-based courier service DHL who confirmed that while no ban had been placed on packages from Anguilla security measures had been enhanced.
They explained that all packages will be scanned first at the local DHL office before they are taken to the Clayton J Lloyd International Airport where they are scanned again.
The heightened security measures took effect on 18 November 2010 and will expire on 8 December 2010.
The security measures are applicable to international mail, parcels and EMS items sent to the United States via both U.S. and foreign-flagged passenger carriers.
The measures come at a time when there is increased mail and parcel services inter and intra the United States leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas - two of the busiest shopping seasons of the calendar year.
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