Police at Brussels airport have claimed at least 50 Islamic State supporters are working there as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff.
In an astonishing open letter, the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathisers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed.
The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks.
Airports across Europe stepped up security after attacks in Belgium, which took the lives of at least 13 people, according to local media.
Key air transport hubs in Paris, London and Frankfurt stepped up security measures after terror attacks in Belgium’s Brussels, which targeted the city’s airport and subway system.
Blasts at the Brussels airport led to its closure and flights were rerouted to other Belgian cities, which also stepped up security after the attacks.
Despite changes in airport security at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the United Kingdom’s Home Office told Sputnik that across-the-board security measures have yet to be introduced. France boosted transport security, while President Francois Hollande is holding an emergency meeting to discuss further measures.
Residents of a handful of states may soon need to remember their passport before they head to the airport, even when flying domestically.
That’s because the Transportation Security Administration is getting closer to enforcing a decade-old federal law demanding that states comply with various federal standards when issuing driver’s licenses and The New York Times reports that residents in a few non-compliant states may not be able to use their driver’s licenses pass through airport security lines as soon as next year.
The TSA Could Soon Stop Accepting Some State Driver’s Licenses for Air Travel