Sunday, July 15, 2012
Terror suspects are entering the UK ahead of the Olympics because inexperienced border staff are failing to carry out the proper security checks, front line Heathrow officials have claimed.
The new staff, who have been recruited to shorten queues at Britain’s largest airport in the run up to the Games, are repeatedly “missing” passengers on the Home Office watch list who should be referred to counter-terrorism officers when they reach passport control, a senior border officer told the Observer.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the UK Border Agency official claimed three terror suspects had been waved through by staff on his shifts since the start of July.
All were registered on the Home Office suspect index system. Another employee alleged that staff had missed five suspects in just one day earlier this month.