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Offbeat Facial recognition used to bust man trying to enter U.S. using phony passport

20:50  23 august  2018
20:50  23 august  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Customs and Border Protection used new facial recognition technology to arrest a man trying to enter the U . S . Illegally, the agency said Thursday.

Customs officers use new facial recognition technology to bust a man trying to enter the US illegally on someone else' s French passport - then find his Congo ID hidden in his shoe. Authorities said facial comparison technology revealed the man was not the same person shown in the passport .

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents used new facial recognition technology to arrest a man trying to enter the U.S. illegally, the agency said Thursday. According to CBP, the 26-year-old presented a passport that didn't belong to him upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., on a flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A man using a French passport to try and enter the U.S. had his real ID in his shoe, according to Customs and Border Protection. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. A man using a French passport to try and enter the U.S. had his real ID in his shoe, according to Customs and Border Protection.

The new facial recognition system compares photos in passports to the faces of the people presenting them, and flagged that the man didn't match the passport photo. He was taken in for questioning, and during a search, officials say they found the man's actual ID from the Republic of Congo hidden in his shoe.

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A man using a French passport to try and enter the U . S . had his real ID in his shoe, according to Customs and Border Protection. Customs and border protection. The new facial recognition system compares photos in passports to the faces of the people presenting them, and

Customs and Border Protection used new facial recognition technology to arrest a man trying to enter the U . S . Illegally, the agency said Thursday. The system compares photos in passports to the faces of people presenting them.

The agency said it was the first time a passenger with fake travel documents was discovered using the technology. CBP did not reveal the man's name, citing a pending investigation. He faces possible criminal prosecution.

"Facial recognition technology is an important step forward for CBP in protecting the United States from all types of threats," said Casey Durst, director of the CBP's Baltimore Field Office. "Terrorists and criminals continually look for creative methods to enter the U.S. including using stolen genuine documents. The new facial recognition technology virtually eliminates the ability for someone to use a genuine document that was issued to someone else."

CBP said it's assessing the use of the technology as part of a future process in which travelers use biometrics instead of their boarding pass or physical ID to pass through security screening.

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Thanks to facial recognition software, officials at the Washington Dulles International Airport have busted two people trying to illegally enter the United States. On August 22, a 26-year-old man from the Republic of Congo was caught using someone else’ s French passport . He was intercepted after

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In 2015, CBS News was given access to a demonstration of the facial recognition technology at Dulles during a pilot program. It officially started at Dulles on Monday. In June, Orlando International Airport became the first in the country to implement the program. According to CBP, there are now 14 airports using it.

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Travis Galey and Kris Van Cleave contributed reporting.

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