Investigators find gaps in port security program

WASHINGTON (AP)  -- Congressional investigators found gaps in a Department…

WASHINGTON (AP)  — Congressional investigators found gaps in a Department of Homeland Security program aiming to strengthen U.S. port security, possibly leaving the country vulnerable to the smuggling of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist attacks.

The report by the Government Accountability Office assesses the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), a federal program established after the September 11 attacks to deter a potential terrorist strike via cargo passing through 326 of the nation’s airports, seaports and designated land borders.

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