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Narcotics Detection – Technology’s Place in the War on Drugs

The ongoing war on drugs

CSECO began manufacturing the Buster K910 density meter in 1984. Many law enforcement officers consider the Buster to be the ‘gold standard’ in contraband detection equipment.
CSECO began manufacturing the Buster K910 density meter in 1984. Many law enforcement officers consider the Buster to be the ‘gold standard’ in contraband detection equipment.

The war on drugs may not be quite the current headline topic it was a few years ago, but it is still the reality for US law enforcement. CSECO works closely with these agencies, helping them find illegal drugs moving across US borders or throughout the country by providing the most up to date drug interdiction equipment and contraband detectors. The Buster K910B density meter is used to help with both drug and contraband detection.

Even though it wasn’t called the war on drugs then, this anti-drug and alcohol effort has its roots back in the 1920s during Prohibition when the US government got involved in trying to stop illegal alcohol. The war on drugs now includes marijuana, meth, and cocaine. Current efforts are to curb not only the use but also the production, transport, and distribution of illicit substances.

8889409_f260CSECO’s K910B – the drug “Buster”

CSECO’s Buster K910B or “Buster” for short, density meter is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment being used for drug and contraband detection on the frontlines — the US borders. Along with drug sniffing dogs, Customs and Border Patrol agents use Buster, the CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit or the FV Series Fiberscope.

 

 

 

The Buster K910B has proven to be safe, reliable and easy to use in almost anysituation for almost 30 years. It has earned its reputation as the Gold Standard for narcotics and contraband detection and interdiction. Not only CBP, DEA and

Using the Buster
Using the Buster

other federal units use our contraband detection systems; State Highway Patrol units and local sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies have depended on Buster for drug and contraband detection.

The Buster K910B has proven to be safe, reliable and easy to use in almost any situation for almost 30 years. It has earned its reputation as the Gold Standard for narcotics and contraband detection and interdiction. Not only CBP, DEA and other federal units use our contraband detection systems; State Highway Patrol units and local sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies have depended on Buster for drug and contraband detection.

The CT-30 kit

The CT-30 Kit
The CT-30 Kit

Another valuable tool in narcotics detection and contraband detection is our CT-30 Kit. This kit, popular with drug interdiction units, includes grooved, stainless steel probes which extracts a sample of the interior of contraband hiding places like upholstery, packs, or in the ground. The thin, flexible Fiberscope contained in the kit, which has fiber optic lights and a video camera, allows officers and agents visual access to areas that would otherwise be impossible to search, especially in vehicles. These include the inside of car doors, fuel tanks, wheel wells, and other tight or hidden spaces.

Though the official war on drugs has been shelved because of public perception of it as a failure, the need for drug interdiction and contraband detection has not gone 8889439_f260way. As long as there are illegal drugs and illicit contraband being moved into or across the US, law enforcement will continue fighting to keep the streets free of dangerous substances. It is essential that the forces engaged in this difficult task be supported with better and better technology. Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company is actively improving, developing and manufacturing narcotics and contraband detection equipment.

 

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