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Explosives Detection

Israeli company trains mice to detect drugs and explosives

Developers, Eran Lumbroso (right) and Israel Alva from the Bio Explorers Company with their detector mice. Photo: AFP

An Israeli company is aiming to revolutionise the way explosives, narcotics and even money are detected at airports, docks and border crossings with the help of specially trained covert agents.

Thursday, 15 November, 2012, 2:57am

Iraq continues to use worthless ADE 651 bomb detectors

An Iraqi security officer holds an ADE 651 bomb detector device, believed to be virtually useless, at a checkpoint in Baghdad. Photo: AFP

An Iraqi soldier walks past a line of cars at an entrance to Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, looking for the silver antenna of the bomb detector he holds to swing left, indicating a threat.

28 Aug 2012 - 4:53am

More dogs at border to help sniff out drugs over Easter holiday

Eleven extra sniffer dogs will be on duty at Easter as part of a crackdown on cross-border drug trafficking.

The Customs and Excise Department made the announcement yesterday while revealing that it had detected fewer cases at land border control points in the first three months of the year than the same period of 2008.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Roadblocks, identity checks a way of life as security tightened

Beijing has tightened security ahead of next month's Olympics by imposing strict inspections on vehicles, spectators and tourists into the capital.

Starting from next week until the end of September, Beijing-bound vehicles will have to navigate their way through hundreds of roadside checkpoints.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

City imports three drug-sniffer dogs from mainland

Three Labrador retrievers will spend their summer at a boot camp in Tuen Mun before starting work as customs drug-sniffer dogs.

Charles, Jackson and Kim are the first mainland-trained drug-detection dogs brought to Hong Kong to relieve a shortfall in customs' dog numbers.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Crime fight gets hi-tech boost

HONG Kong police have become the first in Asia to use sophisticated equipment that can detect whether explosives or drugs have been stored in a room - even after the substances have been removed.

13 Jun 1994 - 12:00am