Additional agents for border

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Travellers on foot leaving Gibraltar.

FOLLOWING the introduction of the special ‘ABC System’ – which automatically checks electronic passports and identity cards – by the Spanish government at the border in July, long queues of travellers on foot immediately formed causing long delays during a very hot part of the summer.

At that time, the Spanish Police Union (CEP) is understood to have formally complained to the Council of Police about both the lack of training on the new system (allegedly a two-hour talk by a Portuguese installer) and a lack of agents at the border generally.

Information has now been received indicating that the Commissioner General of Immigration and Borders has agreed to transfer additional agents to La Linea de la Concepcion and to ensure that they are properly trained in the use of the new system in a bid to ensure that foot travellers are not unduly delayed.

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