DHS announces enhanced security precautions

Agency to implement increased cargo screening measures


Following the discovery of two U.S.-bound packages believed to contain explosives material on Friday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement on its website that said it would be putting enhanced security measures into place.

According to the agency, these include increased cargo screening and other additional security measures at airports. The DHS' full statement can be found below.

"As a precaution, DHS has taken a number of steps to enhance security. Some of these security measures will be visible while others will not. The public may recognize specific enhancements including heightened cargo screening and additional security at airports. Passengers should continue to expect an unpredictable mix of security layers that include explosives trace detection, advanced imaging technology, canine teams and pat downs, among others. As always, we remind the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement."