Fined for screening failure
08 / 02 / 2012
OHL Solutions, an air cargo handler in the US, has been fined US$1million for failing to properly screen airfreight.
The fine is the largest regulatory fine ever assessed by the Transportation Security Administration against a cargo entity for intentionally violating the agency’s security requirements.
Investigators found that some of its workers failed to perform explosives screenings on all cargo destined for passenger aircraft at Indianapolis Airport (pictured).
The employees at OHL Solutions, formerly ActivAir, put stickers on cargo indicating an item had been screened when in fact it had not been. Prosecutors said the workers also falsified records to cover their actions.
“When it comes to national security there is no room for error and we have no tolerance for shortcuts,” US attorney Joe Hogsett says.