22 January 2013

Egypt: Police Air-Crafts Patrol Cairo Sky

Egypt's Senior Director of Air Police, Ashraf Galal, said on Tuesday that the police flew their air-crafts in the skies of Cairo for the first time to monitor traffic and the security situation of the streets.

Galal said that the Air Police would initiate its patrols with four helicopters provided with cameras and means of communication, in a statement reported by the Middle News Agency.

He pointed that the department of air-police had been air developed recently by the Ministry of Interior in the framework of improving security performance rates to enable them to patrol and access areas that land vehicles are unable to reach.

The air police will monitor routes and areas where there are traffic bottlenecks, control desert areas to address the smuggling across the border and combat drug dealing in off-roads as well as help civil protection forces deal with fires and disasters and secure tourists.

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