Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:08
Myanmar tightens security at airport ahead of ASEAN summit
By Xinhua

YANGON - Myanmar has tightened security at the Yangon International Airport in cooperation with the Interpol a week ahead of the 24th ASEAN Summit in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw, state media reported Tuesday.

The team of Interpol deployed at the airport comprises officers from South Korea, Canada and Slovenia.

They help Myanmar airport immigration authorities screen for suspects as part of the counter-terrorism measures.

During his first official visit to Myanmar in January 2013, Ronald K Noble, chief of the Lyon-headquartered Interpol, pledged enhancing security cooperation with Myanmar law enforcement authorities by connecting airports and border crossings in Myanmar to Interpol's passport screening system.

The Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) for Myanmar is housed at the Myanmar Police Headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw, carrying out its fighting against drug and human trafficking, money laundering and terrorism.

The 24th ASEAN Summit, hosted by Myanmar, is slated for May 10- 11 in Nay Pyi Taw's Myanmar International Convention Center.