Tournament News

SWC: Huge Interpol presence

2010-03-31 14:10

Johannesburg - The head of Interpol says the Soccer World Cup will have the largest ever deployment of the organisation's officers at any global event.

Interpol secretary-general Ronald Noble says that 20 to 25 countries would be providing manpower to support the South African police, as well as additional officers from countries sending teams to the tournament.

Noble said there are currently no known terrorist threats to the World Cup, but ports of entry will be focal points for security services, where passengers will be screened using Interpol databases.

Noble says technological advancements have also made mobile spot checks of identities and fingerprints possible, and this would be taking place at fan parks, stadiums and other World Cup venues.

Read more on:    interpol  |  swc  |  johannesburg

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
32 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Updated: Hottest SWC WAGs

Updated: Hottest SWC 2010 WAGs

Vote

World Cup 2010 is over and the country is returning to normal - but have you moved on yet?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.