Anti - Terror Drill Held At Narita Airport

Anti-terror drill held at Narita Airport

Officials at Narita Airport near Tokyo have held a counterterrorism drill as the country prepares for large-scale international events for two consecutive years.

The Rugby World Cup will be held this fall and the Olympics and Paralympics will take place the following summer.

Narita Airport and related agencies are stepping up security as more people are expected to visit the country.

As part of the effort, about 130 police officers, firefighters, custom officials, and airport operator staff took part in the drill on Thursday.

They assumed a potential terror suspect tried to enter the country using a fake passport. Officers at the security check immediately held down the man as he became violent.

The drill also dealt with potential bomb attacks. It assumed a sniffer dog had found what appeared to be a bomb in checked baggage. Police officers examined it with an X-ray and put it in a special container to avoid any explosion from causing damage.

The customs chief at Narita Airport says they plan to take more anti-terror measures by working closely with related organizations.