Friday, April 4, 2014 | 12:56 p.m.
McCarran International Airport will double its number of Customs and Border Protection agents in the coming year, with additional funding included in a recent appropriations bill.
“For quite some time, too many international travelers have experienced lengthy delays because of staffing issues at Customs at McCarran International Airport,” U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said in a statement.
Department of Homeland Security officials confirmed with Reid this week that McCarran’s staffing would double. The increase should speed the process of international passengers clearing U.S. Customs at the airport.
“These new officers will shorten the Custom process and allow tourists to use their time contributing to our local economy by spending money and enjoying our wonderful attractions — rather than waiting in line at the airport,” Reid said.