Italy's civil aviation authority (ENAC) has reported serious deficiencies in the security checks carried out at many Italian airports, including Rome's Fiumicino. Inspectors sent to various airports carrying explosives or knives in their hand luggage were able to get past metal detectors and security checks in five out of 10 Italian airports, Linate, Bergamo, Palermo, Catania and Fiumicino. At Fiumicino an inspector was able to pass through both national and international terminals and a checkpoint reserved for personnel. Security at the check-ins in Italy's airports is now managed by private companies as well as the state police. Ugo Martinat, deputy minister for transport, has promised a major strengthening of security systems in airports nationwide in the wake of the ENAC report.
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