Biazon to replace obsolete CCTVs at NAIA customs area

May 1, 2012 9:37 pm 

MANILA, May 1 — The old closed circuit television (CCTV) system which the Bureau of Customs (BOC) had been using for almost two decades at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport I arrival area will soon be a thing of the past.

“Our CCTV at the airports is obviously outdated and obsolete. Our agency have already requested the Department of Budget and Management for its replacement,” BOC Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said.

Biazon made a surprise visit at the NAIA Terminal 1 on Tuesday afternoon to see to it that the “high importance” given to arriving Asian Development Bank (ADB) officials would be properly implemented.

He said they are now waiting for the DBM’s positive answer to their request.

At the same time, the BOC chief is also considering putting up drug-sniffing dogs at the airports to ensure that not a single illegal drug would be able to slip out of the NAIA.

“We’re considering the employment of drug sniffing dogs at the four airport terminals. But we still have to evaluate our proposals to the DBM,” Biazon added.

The CCTV and the x-ray equipment that were used by Customs personnel for almost 20 years needed to be replaced to make the airport BOC world-class.

Biazon, together with Customs District III Collector Carlos So, proceeded to the NAIA Centennial terminal for another round of inspection. (PNA) DCT/BLV

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