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Contraband Detection

Gamma-ray technology

Mobile Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System
The mobile Vehicle and Cargo Inspections System (VACISTM) is a truck-mounted, gamma-ray, mobile scanning system that captures an image of a marine container, rail car or truck contents. It gives the equipment operators an image similar to an X-ray. The mobile VACISTM can quickly scan a shipment to detect suspected contraband, weapons and other dangerous goods.

This is a self-contained stationary gamma-ray scanning system that captures images of pallets and large pieces of freight in customs commercial examination facilities. This state-of-the-art technology assists CBSA officers in detecting contraband, weapons and other potentially dangerous goods.