Police to Set up Anti-Terrorist Checkpoint.

30 07 2007

New York, NY – They call it “Operation Highway Sniffer” — a military-style title for a series of anti-terrorist checkpoints set up by the Suffolk County police.

And it’s happening Monday on a Long Island Expressway rest stop.

The police will set up specialized equipment to detect radiation, explosives and other terror-related substances at a rest stop on the LIE, the location of which authorities asked not be disclosed, beginning at 3:30 p.m., police said.

Monday’s is the latest in a series of similar efforts Suffolk police have undertaken. This time, however, the New York Police Department work with the Suffolk Highway Patrol Bureau motor carrier section. The NYPD will bring its mobile radiation detection truck and other specialized equipment.

Authorities will randomly look for illegal substances including those that could be used by terrorists, such as explosives or radiation, police said. [newsday]

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