X-ray technology sees all

New scanners used for transport customs inspections at Novaya Guta, in Gomel district

By Nikolay Zhdanov


Belarus’ customs agencies have now received mobile Eagle M4507 inspection machines, paid for from the EU’s international technical aid budget. Gomel customs officers note that these new devices enable vehicles to be scanned in just 15 minutes, allowing cargo to be assessed for content, quantity and quality. Of course, the unique x-ray system is safe, protecting cars and goods from the negative influence of ionising radiation.


The novelty has already proven efficient, helping customs’ officers to discover concealed goods. One car travelling from Ukraine to Belarus was found to be transporting over 100 jars of coffee in hidden locations, alongside almost the same quantity of a toxic substance.

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