Nouri Larbi, TSA Representative
for the Middle East and North Africa
On October 29th, the United States and key allies disrupted an attempt to conceal and ship explosive devices on board aircraft bound for the United States. DHS took a number of steps to enhance security following the attempted attack – including deploying Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inspectors to Yemen to assist the Yemeni government in strengthening air cargo security operations.
As the TSA representative for the Middle East and North Africa, Nouri Larbi was part of the team.
In the weeks and months following the attempted attack, Larbi assisted the Yemeni government with its air cargo operations. He provided critical training and technical assistance to help mitigate the threat and enhance the security of the air cargo supply chain.
TSA Representatives have regional responsibility for several countries and serve as liaisons to foreign security authorities in carrying out U.S. government transportation security requirements.
TSA strives to ensure the security of air cargo while maintaining the free flow of goods within the supply chain. Currently, 100 percent of identified high risk international inbound cargo is screened. Additionally, 100 percent of all cargo transported on passenger aircraft that depart U.S. airports is screened commensurate with screening of passenger checked baggage.