The Transportation Ministry's director for aviation security, Mangiring Sidabutar, said that six regulated cargo inspection agents are set to work in Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali; Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan; Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi; and Syamsuddin Noor Airport in Banjarmasin.
At present, an air cargo management system has only been implemented at two airports: the main gateway, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten; and Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java. There are 11 and two cargo inspection agents in Soekarno-Hatta and Juanda, respectively, he said.
"We expect more airports to implement this system in the future because it is proven to enhance aviation safety in Soekarno-Hatta and Juanda as we could detect more dangerous stuff, like drugs, bullets, and other chemical components that endanger planes," he said.
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