Paris Airport Receives US Border Protection Officers

7 September 2010 (Last Updated September 7th, 2010 18:30)

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France has received US officers to help identify potential terrorists and other high-risk passengers boarding flights to the United States. The officers from the US Customs and Border Protection's Immigration Advisory Programme have joined French airp

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France has received US officers to help identify potential terrorists and other high-risk passengers boarding flights to the United States.

The officers from the US Customs and Border Protection's Immigration Advisory Programme have joined French airport personnel to enhance security checking at the nation's main airport.

The US officers may recommend that airlines and the French Government block a passenger from boarding, but cannot arrest passengers in case of suspicion, according to The Associated Press.

The programme, which has been initiated by the US Department of Homeland Security at airports in seven other countries, also aims to prevent human smuggling and passport fraud.