Mozambique’s Tete international airport on Monday joined its counterparts in Maputo, Beira and Vilanculos and the Ressano-Garcia/Km4/Frigo section of the Maputo road corridor, installing devices to assure non-intrusive inspection of merchandise and baggage, reports the Maputo-based daily Notícias.
The head of the Mozambican Tax Authority, Rosário Fernandes, said on the occasion that the airport’s device will control the entry and exit of merchandise and adhere to international practices meant to combat unlawful activities such as international terrorism, smuggling and product counterfeiting.
The system was initially installed at the port of Maputo in 2006 and later at the ports of Beira and Nacala, the newspaper reported, adding that similar equipment will eventually be installed at the airports of Pemba, Mocímboa da Praia, Chimoio and Inhambane and at the ports of Pemba, Quelimane, Savane and Dobela in Maputo.
The non-intrusive merchandise and baggage inspection systems will next be installed at several border posts in Tete, Zambézia and Manica provinces. (macauhub)