Threat Identification for Customs and Border

Solutions for any scenario

Our global economy poses serious challenges for our borders.  More people and goods are crossing borders than ever before, resulting in large numbers of pedestrians, vehicles, and freight containers passing through secured borders every hour, often on a 24/7 basis.

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Border agents face a number of issues:

Restricting contraband
    • Ensuring narcotics, IED materials and precursors are identified and prevented from entering the country.

Regulatory enforcement
    • Ensuring that packages are labelled properly
    • Identifying and confiscating counterfeit drugs
    • Ensuring proper duty and tariffs are collected

Safe and efficient operation
    • Solutions that reduce the need to wait for expensive and time consuming lab results
    • Ensuring employees are safe from exposure to illicit materials and substances

Increasing trade
    • Tools that allow for expedited, legal and fair trade.

We offer a comprehensive range of solutions that allow you to address these concerns:

Arm your teams with the proper tools to monitor and detect radiation threats. We offer a comprehensive range of solutions to deliver real-time detection and immediate results to ensure you operate a safe border.

Use this quick online selector to decide which hand-held radiation detection instrument is right for you.

Identify homemade, improvised chemical agents and threats using more sophisticated chemical identification instruments. Our analyzers enable government agencies to quickly identify potential CBRNE hazards. The Thermo Scientific Gemini Analyzer is the only CBRNE / HME / IED support software to have earned a U.S. Department of Homeland Security certification for approved anti-terrorism technology. Our handheld chemical identification instruments also help CBP officers identify shipments that may contain hazardous substances. 

Detect and deter dangerous substances before they reach the public. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) organizations need advanced tools to help guard against illegal and potentially harmful items, such as illegal narcotics and new synthetic drugs, from reaching beyond borders.

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Helping agencies around the world help keep the public safe

By land, by sea, by air. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) organizations are charged with protecting public safety by serving as guardians of a nation’s borders. See how our solutions can help secure your border.

 

  • Stemming the flow of narcotics in Turkey with Gemini Handheld Analyzers.
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  • The Republic of China (Taiwan) Coast Guard Administration had reason to celebrate a significant victory with $30M in illegal narcotics seized.
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  • The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations has experienced a dramatic uptick in fentanyl seizures in recent years, from 440 in fiscal year 2016 to 1,196 the next year.  
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  • Handheld safety identification instruments can help agents and officers accurately analyze products at the port of entry, holding up only those shipments that pose the greatest risk.
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Raman and FTIR technology overview

Raman and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy are lab-proven, trusted analysis techniques that provide highly accurate analysis results.

Raman: As a laser-based technique, Raman spectroscopy uses a single laser to interrogate a sample, measuring the light that is scattered by the sample of interest to develop the chemical fingerprint. Raman is uniquely able to scan through transparent or translucent containers, eliminating direct contact with the substance and providing significant tactical advantage.
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FTIR: Complementary to Raman, FTIR is an absorption technique. A broad-spectrum light is used to interrogate the sample, and the light that is absorbed provides the chemical fingerprint. FTIR is well suited for fluorescent or dark-colored substances which can be problematic for a Raman spectrometer.
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Featured products for Customs and Border officers

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The Gemini handheld analyzer minimizes time on target while delivering comprehensive and confirmatory results in a single, field-portable device, empowering teams to execute their missions quickly, safely and confidently.

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The TruNarc analyzer easily and quickly tests for over 400 substances, including narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens and analgesics.

See how customers are using TruNarc to keep the public safe.
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The RadEye Personal Radiation Detectors offers a unique combination of detector sensitivity and intelligent alarming to help ensure detection in the most challenging cases while eliminating nuisance alarms.

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Ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical imports.

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The Gemini handheld analyzer minimizes time on target while delivering comprehensive and confirmatory results in a single, field-portable device, empowering teams to execute their missions quickly, safely and confidently.

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The TruNarc analyzer easily and quickly tests for over 400 substances, including narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens and analgesics.

See how customers are using TruNarc to keep the public safe.
Visit TruNarc in Action

The RadEye Personal Radiation Detectors offers a unique combination of detector sensitivity and intelligent alarming to help ensure detection in the most challenging cases while eliminating nuisance alarms.

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Ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical imports.

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