Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Interpol urges all airlines to create passport database

Interpol urged the world’s airlines on Tuesday to establish a passport database to help prevent terror attacks similar to the September 11, 2001 airline hijackings that targeted the United States of America.

Many terrorists travel on fake documents and a database would make it easier to detect stolen or fraudulent passports, the head of the cross-border crime-fighting agency told an aviation conference in Singapore.