AS&E Detection Solutions Deliver Proven Results
The following Notable Seizures from Around the World were assisted by AS&E’s range of detection solutions.
In a three-month operation, a customs organization in Africa exceeded their annual revenue target by collecting more than $9 million in trade and tax revenue.
A single ZBV® mobile cargo inspection system scanned more than 12,000 containers moving through the port, helping officials quickly and efficiently perform manifest verification, and facilitate the collection of duties and taxes.
In the Middle East in November 2015, the ZBV mobile scanning system’s Z Backscatter® technology helped detect chemicals used to make improvised explosive devices that were hidden in the back of a truck.
In December 2015 at a key checkpoint in the Middle East, the ZBV system detected over $1 million in U.S. currency hidden in the rear panel and fender of a vehicle.
At the Hong Kong International Airport, AS&E’s Gemini® parcel and baggage inspection system detected 2.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine worth approximately $2.13 million. The cocaine was found in false compartments in a rucksack.
The Royal Malaysian Police leveraged the ZBV® mobile cargo and vehicle inspection system to help uncover 34 kilograms of pure heroin worth RM 3 million ($700,000) hidden among hay and horse feed in a container from Pakistan.
In January 2015, 11.25 pounds of heroin with a street value of $360,000 were seized in El Paso, Texas, with the help of our Z Portal® system that scanned a vehicle entering the port from Mexico. The heroin was hidden in the driver-side rear door compartment.
Using our MINI Z handheld scanner, U.S. Public Safety officials discovered $275,000 of U.S. currency concealed in the liner of a cooler in the cab of a truck.
The narcotics division of the Peru National Police seized more than 800 kilos of cocaine with the help of the ZBV mobile system. The seizures were a result of drug raids that took place in Cusco and Ayacucho as part of an overall effort to combat drug trafficking in the region.
Poland Customs discovered 9,000 packs of smuggled cigarettes, valued at €23,600 ($26,000), with the help of the ZBV mobile cargo and vehicle scanner.
The cigarettes (commonly smuggled across borders to avoid paying duties and taxes) were hidden in a secret, remote-controlled hatch in the roof of a truck driver's cab.
About American Science and Engineering, Inc.
American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is the trusted global provider of threat and contraband detection solutions for ports, borders, military, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, and aviation. With over 50 years of experience, AS&E offers proven, advanced, X-ray inspection systems to combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration, and trade fraud. AS&E systems are designed in a variety of configurations for cargo and vehicle inspection, parcel inspection, and personnel screening. Using a combination of advanced technologies, these systems provide superior detection capabilities, with high-energy, dual-energy, and Z Backscatter® X-rays—pioneered and perfected by AS&E.
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SUPPORTING OUR CUSTOMERS’ CRITICAL MISSIONS
AS&E is proud to support the critical missions of our customers in their ongoing efforts to detect drugs, explosives, weapons, and contraband. The Notable Seizures from Around the World were assisted by AS&E’s range of detection solutions.
It’s important to note that these seizures represent only a small fraction of the seizures that take place every day. Thousands of seizures are not publicly reported so that our customers can maintain effective operations.
While many of these seizures are among those publicly reported, in some cases we are unable to disclose the customer in order to ensure the security of their continuing missions.