Travel Company Surf Patch Commented on the News of a Security Breach Discovered at Ben-Gurion Airport Hindering Passengers Ability to Fly Clear of Dangers

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Following an article on the news of a security breach discovered at an Israeli airport, travel company Surf Patch offered their comments.

On December 3, 2012, travel company Surf Patch offered comments following a Yeshiva World News article regarding a security breach discovered at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, hindering passengers ability fly clear of dangers.

According to the Yeshiva World News article, “A major security breach has been detected by officials at Ben-Gurion International Airport that appears to involve baggage handling personnel in the Tel Aviv airport as well as their counterparts in eastern European countries.” The article stated that nine cases have already been discovered of European airlines being stuffed with cigarette boxes, put on board, and flown to Ben-Gurion Airport.

The article mentions that Ben-Gurion employees are working with the smugglers and exposing restricted areas to the smugglers and helping them move the bags from plane to vehicle. According to the article, “Airport officials brought this to the attention of security agencies, quickly realizing that the same method could be used to smuggle in weapons and explosives – citing a major hole in the security network.”

Travel company Surf Patch realizes how this security flaw can be a major problem, and ultimately hinder passengers ability to fly clear of dangers. World traveler Takara Licausi stated, “The fact that these smugglers are effortlessly moving suitcases full of cigarettes is an extremely scary thought. Who is to say guns and other dangers can’t be smuggled this way? Some thing needs to be done to fill the holes in Ben-Gurion’s security.

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