Containing risk? Ports can do little
Officials admit that what arrives in shipping containers is nearly impossible to inspect
Milind Ghatwal & D.V. Maheshwari
Ahmedabad/Bhuj, October 5: In is New York Burning?, authors Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins have Osama bin Laden smuggling armaments into the U.S. in a shipping container full of basmati rice.
That isn't an implausible scenario. But given the sheer magnitude of the task of checking containers, there is every chance of risky material entering a country even when consigners have no diabolic intent
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