CCTV in Moscow Metro reveals 40 wanted criminals during 2018 World Cup

CCTV in Moscow Metro reveals 40 wanted criminals during 2018 World Cup

The cameras have a face recognition system.

Surveillance cameras with a face recognition system have revealed 40 people who were on the federal wanted list while traveling by the Moscow Metro during the World Cup. Moscow city hall reported the news in a Tuesday press release.

"The face recognition system was introduced in the subway before the 2018 World Cup. The system proved very efficient: it helped to identify and detain 40 people from the federal wanted list," said Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor in the Moscow government.

Safe transportation of passengers during the championship was provided by the Moscow government and agencies responsible for safety issues, including the Moscow Office of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate, the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Moscow Metro, and the Transport Security Administration for the Central Federal District. 

Russia hosted the 2018 World Cup between June 14 and July 15.

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