Report criticises Roraima’s response to ‘incompetent employee’

– urges security upgrades at CJIA to curb drug smuggling

Roraima Airways says that it intends to forward to the authorities, the findings of a Commission of Enquiry into the discovery of a quantity of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri—in which one of its staff was fingered—“within a week” and that it will be seeking to engage the authorities on recommendations for reducing the vulnerability of the airport to drug traffickers.

On Wednesday, the company convened a media briefing at its Roraima Duke Lodge Hotel in Kingston to make public the outcome of the enquiry chaired by Attorney James Bond. The report calls for security-related changes at the airport to deter the smuggling of drugs on aircraft, including the installation of cameras “throughout the preparation and loading areas” in order to provide “wider coverage” of those areas.

The report, ordered by Roraima Chief Executive Officer Captain Gerry Gouveia attributes no blame to the company in what was believed to be an attempt by one of its aviation security functionaries, Sydney Matthews to cause the illegal drug to be …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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