Port anti-terror team to be strengthened

DOZENS of customs officers are to be recruited and stationed on Suffolk's coast to help counter the threat of terrorism, it was revealed today.It is believed the number of new recruits who will be based at the Port of Felixstowe could end up exceeding 60.

By Colin Adwent

DOZENS of customs officers are to be recruited and stationed on Suffolk's coast to help counter the threat of terrorism, it was revealed today.

It is believed the number of new recruits who will be based at the Port of Felixstowe could end up exceeding 60.

Although HM Customs and Excise are remaining tight-lipped about linking the vacancies to its anti-terrorist strategy, it has been advertising nationally for suitable personnel to take up hundreds of posts at major ports and airports around the country.


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More than 200 staff in total are likely to be taken on to strengthen mainland security.

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