Due to the spike in visitor arrivals that is observed during the Christmas season, the Central Directorate of the Tourism Police (Politur), the Specialized Corps in Airport Security and Civil Aviation (CESAC), and Siglo XXI Dominican Airports launched an operation last week to strengthen security in the terminals and their access routes, Diario Libre reported.

The operation took place close to the Las Américas International Airport (AILA) on the so-called route 66, from which police officers were dispatched to oversee the secure entry and exit to that port.

Tourists and individuals who are going to take and receive them will receive assistance from the body's personnel so that they won't be subjected to robbery, according to General Minoru Matsunaga, director of Politur. Arrangement of preventive patrolling and work has also been done for the matter along with intelligence and investigation by the National Police.

In the matter of AILA there will be 51 members of Politur, four four-wheel units, and five two-wheel units, in which various checks will be carried out on routes and stops where travelers and their companions travel, which will be replicated in other airports, the General informed.

Matsunaga said that extra agents from the General Directorate of Traffic Safety and Land Transportation (Digesett) are part of the reinforcement.

Colonel Luis José Ramrez, AILA's security chief, who talked on behalf of CESAC, stated that security staffing has been expanded at that airport and other airports to speed up inspections, make it easier for passengers to enter and exit, and conduct surveillance of them and their surroundings.

The CESAC shifts, which in the case of AILA comprise three newspapers and between 160 and 190 members, are being strengthened with 35 to 40 agents, José Ramrez emphasized.

The procedures, according to Luis José López from Aerodom Communications, are intended to make airport visitors feel a stronger level of security upon entering and leaving the nation, as well as those who send or receive them.

Around the airports in Punta Cana, La Isabela, Cibao, Gregorio Luperón, La Romana, and Catey, security measures are being strengthened collectively.

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