By Ibrahim Drissi.
Benghazi, 14 August 2016:
Fifteen members of the security forces have gone to Cyprus for training on vehicle scanners that are to be installed at checkpoints in and out of Benghazi, Walid Al-Urfi from Benghazi’s Counter Crime Agency has told the Libya Herald. Altogether eight checkpoints will be fitted with the German-made scanners in a bid to prevent the movement of weapons, explosives and drugs into the city. In addition, Urfi said, 146 video surveillance cameras are being installed at key locations across throughout the city in a related move to help improve security.
Forty-six had already been installed in places that were difficult to detect, he explained, and the rest would be installed in the next few weeks.
The 15 police on the three-week training course in Cyprus will then be used to train others on the scanning devices.