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Customs to install radiation check instruments at border

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: General Customs Department has launched the project of installing radiation detection systems at custom checkpoints especially Salmi border checkpoint to counter the dangers of illegal deals involving radiation and nuclear materials.

Through this project, it is possible for border checkpoint officials to detect leakage of dangerous materials and radiation. Director General of General Customs Department Jamal Aljelawi said the aim of the project is to ensure the goods being brought into the country are free of radiation materials.

Head of the automated customs work and security system Talal Al-Edan said a contract has been signed in this regard with an international company in coordination with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Interior. He explained that the detection system was first launched in Kuwait, affirming about the practical use of this system and its ability to discover the radiation and nuclear materials.

By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies





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