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NEW MODERN, HIGH FLOW CAPACITY X-RAY EQUIPMENT HELPS IN DAILY WORK OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS

2015-04-28
Klaipeda Regional Customs Office together with Kaunas Regional Customs Office and Kaliningrad Regional Customs Office implemented common project “Improvement of accessibility of the state border between the Republic of Lithuania and the Russian Federation by increasing throughput capacity of border control points (BCP) Panemune and Kybartai” and acquired modern, high flow capacity x-ray equipment.

This new high flow capacity x-ray equipment can check up to 20 heavy vehicles per hour. High quality scanned images and powerful software helps officers to detect smuggling facts, explosives, drugs and other prohibited materials without opening the container or other means for the transport of goods.
More than 14 thousand vehicles were checked after the new high flow capacity x-ray equipment was introduced till the end of 2014. Almost 1 million packets of smuggled tobacco products, 164 kilograms of untreated raw amber, several consignments of drugs, 840 kilograms of copper scrap and illegally transported fuel were detected.




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