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While the latest innovations in high technology offer both benefits and challenges to the officers, it is no doubt that it has changed law enforcement completely, particularly to the field of narcotics detection.

For instance, high technology has enabled Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) to launch contraband detection tools which assist drug interdiction officers and anti-smuggling agents in detecting, locating and seizing illegal drugs and narcotics which have been covertly transported across the border. The company has been leading the name when it comes to contraband detection equipment, and one of their most renowned products is the CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit.

The CT-30 Contraband Team Detection Kit used to be the ultimate contraband detection kit for every law enforcement agent, particularly the ones who are engaged in drug interdiction and anti-smuggling duties. This kit includes the following: The Buster K910B, the FV-Series Articulated Fiberscope, the PN Series Inspection Probe Kit, the Leica Laser Range Meter and the M-10 Extension Inspection Mirror with High-Intensity Flashlight, along with the custom carrying case with wheels.

The CT-30 kit has been garnering praises from law enforcement and governmental bodies for being quite useful for inspections that require speed and accuracy, without leaving any room for error and the need to dismantle the materials they’re inspecting. But despite the accolades, the CSECO team still went to work to enhance the kit.

The efforts of the CSECO team resulted in the CT-30’s upgrade to the newest CT-40 Contraband Team Inspection Kit. The CT-40 includes mostly the same equipment as the CT-30 has, only with the newer Buster K910G density meter and the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, which replaces the FV-Series Articulated Fiberscope.

The Buster K910G still retains the technology and the functionality of the older K910B – including the low-intensity gamma radiation emitter and scintillation detector, which makes for a fast and accurate scan across and over materials and locations suspected of carrying contraband. The Buster can detect and locate almost all kinds of contraband – from narcotics to explosives – through many types of materials like wood, metal, reinforced plastic and even organic material like dirt.

The Buster K910G is now made safer because of two things: its all-lead-based components have been removed, and its radioactive source is now 25% smaller than that of the leading density meters. These improvements have made the Buster K910G as the safest density meter on the market just yet!

Another new item on the CT-40 kit is the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope Inspection System, which replaces the FV-Series Fiberscope. The five-inch, multi-directional LCD color display is the videoscope’s most noticeable feature – as you can see, it has no eyepiece or viewfinder as it is a typical feature in fiberscopes. The videoscope’s large display provides sharper and more detailed images as well as brighter colors of the area being inspected. It allows the user to see these images more clearly while he stays visually aware of his immediate surroundings. In using the fiberscope, on the other hand, the user must keep down when looking at the eyepiece during the inspection. This makes the user lose his visibility to his surroundings and at the same time, this also strains the eyes along the way, causing eye fatigue.

Like the FV-Series Fiberscope, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope uses a long, thin, articulating shaft which is protected by a fuel-resistant tungsten covering. But unlike the fiberscope where you need cables to attach it to the camera, the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope comes in one piece. And since the LCD display already provides clear still images and videos, there’s no need to use bothersome camera cables and other attachments.

The most important feature of the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is the safety that it guarantees to the officers who are about to use it. It has complied with the safety requirements by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL), which is known the world over for testing electric products, making it certified “safe” by the organization – the first distinction achieved by any visual inspection tool. The CSECO team had worked closely with the UL to ensure that the Perfect Vision V20 Videoscope is safe to use anywhere, including hazardous areas such as gas and diesel tanks.

Through the years, the CT-30 kit from CSECO has been the narcotics detection equipment that is proven useful, effective, user-friendly and safe. Many of the law enforcement and governmental agencies in the country have used it. Despite its equipment being considered as the best on the market, CSECO continues to improve the equipment as it continues to tackle smuggling and drug trafficking.

 

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The IMO of Mato Grosso Sings the Praises of CSECO's CT-30 Contraband Detection Team KitThe Integrated Management Office (IMO) of the State of Mato Grosso, the largest state in the country of Bolivia, recently tested the CSECO Contraband Detection Test Kit. They used the CT-30 Kit from April 16 to May 27 and had the following comments. All comments in parenthesis are taken directly from their official report.

The CSECO Buster is “very useful for inspections which require speed without room for error in a maximum of five minutes for the parts of the vehicle to be inspected, without having to disassemble anything in places where materials of contraband are found.” Contraband could be money, electronic equipment, weapons or illicit materials. They went on to explain that the Buster could be used at night due to the reflector light that is built into the display which makes it possible for the user to clearly see their results.

The report also stated that the Buster was easy to use and that “anyone with minimal instruction is capable of utilizing the Buster.” They also liked how robust the instrument was in case it was accidentally dropped, but since the Buster includes a strap which users can wrap around their wrist, there was no reason for the equipment to be dropped.

The CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit also includes the FV-Series Fiberscope. The report went on to say that when the Buster was not applicable, they used the fiberscope which is a “long range instrument used when we need to inspect small entrance holes in order to find something hidden, for example: vehicle air conditioners, internal door parts of vehicles and even the fuel tank.” Since the cable is coated with a resistant material, combustible fuels like gasoline, ethanol or diesel do not damage it. The fiberscope made it possible for those testing the contraband detection equipment to inspect all of these places because the fiber optic lights.

Other aspects of the fiberscope the IMO found helpful was the articulated movement of the tip which enabled them to search deeper into the air conditioning ducts of vehicles. They felt this helped reduce the amount of certain types of contraband smuggling down to zero. Along with the articulated tip, they tested the optional photographic camera which allowed them to take photographs periodically during the inspection, giving them photographic proof along with a way to digitally store the evidence.

The Leica Laser Range Meter was used to compare internal and external measurements of truck beds. When they noticed any discrepancies, they were able to do further inspections to determine if false bottoms or fake walls were holding contraband. They noted, “Even in places with low light, or at night, it proved to be efficient because of the illuminated viewfinder, facilitating the inspection and decreasing the changes of an inefficient inspection.”

Although similar tools are already in use by their state police, they found the CSECO PN – Series Inspection Probe Kit  to “greatly facilitate heavy load inspections since the tip has a beveled orifice which collects the product that is being loaded.”

The extension provided with the kit allows officers to reach at least 1.5 meters further, enabling them to penetrate the bottom of a load of food to see if other items are underneath. With the orifice, it also allows the officer to more easily identify any other materials that are transported with the food.

The CT-30 kit also includes smaller inspection tools, about the size of a pencil that can be carried by police offers and used to inspect smaller cargo. Other tools include a pair of pliers, hacksaw, scissors, Philip’s screwdriver, a can opener and mini flashlight. This small tool kit is easily portable, able to hang from the police officer’s belt, which will provide the tools needed if it is necessary to disassemble equipment.

An extension mirror is also included in the CSECO CT-30 Kit. Their police force already uses a similar tool, but the CT-30 Kit extension mirror includes a flashlight that is attached to its base.  They noted this tool is “ideal for performing inspections on top of a tall car and also at the bottom of vehicles.” The mirror also can be extended to 1.5 meters.

After testing the CSECO CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit, the IMO concluded, “This kit can be very useful for the conducting of day-to-day police raids, which require agility and precision with no margin for errors. It would be very interesting if we had our border operations equipped with this type of kit because the amount of contraband seized would really increase. We would consequently also catch new traffickers and smugglers trying to infiltrate the country with these types of materials.”

The report concluded by saying “… every day that passes, we encounter more and more unusual situations with traffickers that are hiding drugs, weapons, money and contraband in the most difficult places to imagine. We cannot keep an edge or stay ahead of their creativity without investing in new technologies that will combat them effectively.”

International Drug Enforcement Conference in Bali, Indonesia

International Sales Director, Damaune Journey is currently attending the IDEC to represent CSECO and demonstrate the effectiveness of our products in various law enforcement agency’s drug interdiction effort. High level drug enforcement officials meet at this annual conference to share drug related information and discuss methods to develop a coordinated approach to stop international drug traffickers. The IDEC has steadily grown since it was established in 1983 and today there are over 100 countries in attendance. Check out some photos of the popular products that are attracting the most attention at this conference here.

At the IDEC the majority of the agenda is devoted to forming working group sessions where senior level law enforcement officials meet and discuss strategy and form coordinated efforts to attack large drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. During this time tactics are shared and effective implementation of technology is a prominent topic of conversation. Campbell Harris Security Equipment is in attendance to demonstrate the success stories various law enforcement agencies have had with the aid of the CT-30 Contraband Detection Kit and K910B Density Buster. The Buster, Fiberscope and CT-30 Kit have been promoted by all agencies in attendance for their effectiveness in identifying drugs and other contraband in illegal transport vehicles at international borders. We hope this conference gives us the opportunity to put our interdiction tools to use in all nations involved in an active and aggressive approach to ridding the modern world of illegal drug trafficking.

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Damaune Journey and Anthony Harris along with interpreter Lays Brenha are ready to show off the CT-30 kit and Density Buster at the Latin American Aero & Defense Expo in Brazil.

Our sales directors at CSECO, Anthony Harris and Damaune Journey, have been busy throughout the month of April attending international security trade shows to exhibit our portable interdiction equipment to police officers and government agents worldwide. In this last month alone they have been participating in trade shows in Brazil, Taiwan, England, and Mexico. It has been a great experience and we love the enthusiasm received about the effectiveness of the Buster K910B Contraband Detection Kit at the LAAD Expo in Brazil!

Our tradeshow booths offer patrons the opportunity to use some of the equipment we exhibit such as the FV Fiberscope, Leica Laser Rangefinder, and of course the Buster Contraband Detector and Density Meter. To demonstrate the clarity and resolution of the fiberscope Sales Director Anthony Harris asks a major Brazilian Police Equipment Distributor to count the change in his pocket. The fiberscope’s built in LED provides crystal clear lighting and images even in the darkest crevasses; the two-way articulation feature allows the user to pan 120 degrees in order to thoroughly inspect suspicious areas.

Another popular and extremely valuable interdiction tool that should be in the arsenal of any contraband inspection team is the Leica Laser Rangefinder. The device allows inspection officers to quickly and effectively identify false walls in diesel truck freight trailers. A measurement of the length from the outside must equal the measurement from the inside unless the trailer has been tampered with and smugglers are trying to hide something. In the photo below Damaune Journey demonstrates the ease of use and fast operation of the Leica Laser Rangefinder to a Brazilian Firefighter.

The crowd favorite at the LAAD Expo was innovative Buster K910B Density Meter. Its simple yet effective operation wowed the trade show patrons and drew in quite a crowd during the demonstration. Government Officials and military service men got a chance to try out the density meter technology for themselves and see how it easily detects objects hidden from view.

Brazil is a beautiful country with great food and great people. It was an honor participating in trade show surrounded by professionals who dedicate their lives to the protection and service of their country. We hope to continue to conduct good business with Latin America and provide top quality products to help keep their streets safe and drug free!

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As narcotics smugglers find new ways to conceal their contraband in new vehicle models and unorthodox locations, US Customs and Border Patrol Agents must also adapt and improve their interdiction equipment to stay a step ahead of the traffickers. In addition providing the world’s leading density meter, Density Buster K910B, CSECO is now offering a much improved model of optical fiberscope. The new fiberscope greatly improves the ease and accuracy in which officers can inspect tough to reach areas in vehicles such as gas tanks and dashboard control panels.

CSECO’s lightweight FV Series Fiberscope provides exceptional mobility and the built in LED light source provides brilliant high resolution images. Interdiction officers can quickly and efficiently perform a thorough visual inspection of concealed areas in suspect vehicles with the FV Series Fiberscope. It includes a 2 meter (80 inch) tungsten shielded insertion probe which can be safely submerged in fuel or water without causing damage to the scope. Also, with the probe inserted in narrow vehicle passages the officer can survey 120 degrees with the fiberscope’s built in up-down 2 way articulation. With over 16,000 individual strands of optical fiber and the high-intensity light handle visibility is crystal clear even in the darkest spaces.

There are also a number of additional product attachments and accessories offered with the FV Series Fiberscope that make this an invaluable tool in the fight to keep drugs and various contraband off the streets. One such attachment is the Megapixel camera with 3” LCD monitor which grants the officer easy viewing while simultaneously recording the findings for later reporting. Another useful attachment is the Window Wedge used to allow the fiberscope probe to inspect door panels.

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In December of 2011, Alameda, California based Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) was invited to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The purpose of the visit to Riyadh, the political capital of KSA, was to demonstrate a range of CSECO contraband detection equipment to various law enforcement entities within the KSA. A number of agencies in KSA had heard of CSECO’s equipment and the successes various other nations have had using these products to secure their borders and requested a private demonstration to better understand and evaluate this leading technology.

Hosted by of one of Saudi’s largest and most respected security contractors, CSECO had the opportunity to present its products and services to the KSA equivalent of the United States Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The security firm and both government agencies were very impressed with the items, specifically the Buster® K910B Contraband Detector and the FV-Series Fiberscope, and preliminary discussions of a longer-term relationship ensued. One agency official had previously possessed a Buster® Contraband Detector and noted that one of the additional benefits of the visit was the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how best to employ and utilize the equipment to accomplish key border security goals.

Damaune Y. Journey, Director of International Sales & Marketing for CSECO represented the company in Saudi Arabia. During a discussion with a top-ranking official in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Journey had this to say to about the opportunity in Saudi Arabia, “Saudi Arabia, as one of the largest and wealthiest countries in the region, has much to protect, not the least of which is an amazing citizenry, culture, and devout way of life. Given some of the Kingdom’s varied and plentiful neighbors, border security is a chief concern and CSECO is willing and able to help in that effort”. CSECO, typically one of a number of companies on international visits of this sort, was the sole invited guest on this occasion. “This highlights to us the value placed on our equipment and brings CSECO tremendous pride and honor to be the held in such high regard.” Journey said. “Hopefully, the next visit will be one to train officers on this equipment’s highest and best use to make the Kingdom even more safe and to secure its people and their future.”

CSECO manufactures contraband detection equipment, namely the CT-30 Contraband Team Inspection Kit and the Buster® K910B Contraband Detector, used most often in the U.S. and abroad at checkpoints – land and sea – to inspect vehicles and vessels for smuggled goods. For over 25 years this equipment has been used to limit the flow of illegal narcotics, currency, and explosives into the U.S. and its partners.