Riga Airport to purchase body scanners

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The Riga International Airport plans on buying body scanners next year, Juris Kanels, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the airport told Latvian Radio.

"Next year the first two body scanners should appear at Riga Airport. They're widely used at airports across the world," he said.

"The machines allow to carry out safety checks to verify whether passengers aren't carrying forbidden wares or substances with quickly, with ease and without direct bodily contact," he said. 

The airport may buy more scanners if they prove effective in making passenger flows faster.

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