U.S. Hosts Conference on Tech Used in Drug War

  U.S. Hosts Conference on Tech Used in Drug War

Posted by FoM on June 26, 2001 at 08:26:46 PT

Next year at this time, the U.S. Customs Service may be able to use a new scanning machine that uses neutrons to help agents identity cocaine and other drugs inside trucks and other cargo holds. This scanning device, a new, improved version of the large X-ray machines customs agents use now, will be among new technologies presented at a government-sponsored conference on anti-drug tools in San Diego this week. Al Brandenstein, chief scientist of the White House Drug Policy Office, said he expected the three-day conference to be "very, very successful." The neutron scanner should be ready for use within one year, he said. 
The plethora of new technologies developed by or for the government to help fight drug addition and trafficking should defuse "the myth that nothing works in the so-called war against drugs," Brandenstein said. Over 400 scientists, law enforcement representatives and companies designing and developing such technology are due to attend the conference, said Drug Office spokesman Bob Weiner. On display will be brain scanners that show the impact of using drugs, chemicals that make methamphetamine inert, ground and air telephone intercepts, and miniature cameras, as well as so-called mini-busters used by customs agents and police officers to find drugs being smuggled inside tires and other closed spaces. Some six years ago, one such device -- that works by showing changes in the density inside a vehicle -- helped the U.S. Customers Service seize $29 million worth of black tar heroin, which was concealed inside a set of truck tires. Now, more than 2,500 state and local police departments use the devices during traffic stops and other investigations, Brandenstein told Reuters. Federal agencies are "aggressively hunting for powerful, fresh concepts in both law enforcement and medicine that we can fund in hopes of making strong new strides against addiction and the crime associated with drug trafficking," Brandenstein said in a statement. Source: CNN (US)Published: June 26, 2001Copyright: 2001 Cable News Network, Inc.Contact: cnn.comWebsite: Articles:X-Ray Vision - Time Magazine't Scan Without a Warrant Devices Require a Warrant Articles - Scanners

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Comment #6 posted by Rambler on June 26, 2001 at 17:50:30 PT
hi tech
Yea Mr Bumstead,I heard about that new hi-tech unit,it's called the Rectotron Sphinctal Imager,or RSI.The companythat develeoped is AssTech Research,of Boise Idaho.Theirstock has split recently,and Wall Street stock sniffers sayit smells like this is where the smart money is.
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Comment #5 posted by Mr. Bumstead on June 26, 2001 at 15:58:05 PT
New technology -- just released.
There has been a new high tech device created!It is able to scan the buttocks of everyone in the world, by using a sophisticated satellite system, and it can actually tell if the persons own head is lodged in the buttocks. I think it senses a change in density or something.The percentages of afflicted people are not out yet, but the preliminary results are alarming!
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Comment #4 posted by kaptinemo on June 26, 2001 at 11:44:14 PT: in 'radiation'
Years ago I worked at a place where experiments were being conducted by the local chrome-domes. Said experiments had to do with microwave communications. They had radio frequency receivers set up as 'targets' and fired GHz frequency microwave beams at them to measure strength, dissipation, etc.The testing was all open air. No warnings wee sounded when testing was performed. Anyone who had the misfortune to get in the way could experience all manner of nasty side effects, starting with nausea and disorientation.They also used to have a newsletter. In the back of the newsletter were the obituaries of former workers. You'd see plenty of names of people dying in their 40's, 50's, 60's. Mostly of cancer. After a while, they stopped listing the cause - but everyone knew why they were dying. Exposure to non-ionizing microwave radiation. Rarely did you ever see anyone lasting to their 70's, and if they did, you could guess they were not from the technical department...where the vast majority of the deaths seemed to come from. And now these jerks want to shoot ionizing neutron radiation at people's vehicles, irradiating them? And possibly human beings? Like the spraying in Colombia, it demonstrates the extraordinary callousness of the antis in their pursuit of their Children's Crusade of a DrugWar. 
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Comment #3 posted by Steven Tuck on June 26, 2001 at 11:18:08 PT:
The Drones in the gov't can't compete!
With the amount of money pouring into drug channels these days the gov't will never be able to compete with the best and brightest that are drawn to taunt the idiots/drones that gravitate to Authority positions,"the truly brainwashed". As long as the gov't continues to reward blind obedience then they will keep getting these drones who cannot do anything else. At WKU I worked on the 'new border machine' with Dr. Nick Volvolopolos who invented the "x-ray flouroscopoy" machine that's on the border now, BUT the US gov't told him and us it was for mine detection for soldiers in the field,HaHa on us, the micro-techmology has not gotten it smaller than a foom yet though, SO they put this machine on border. Principle is , concentrate an x-ray beam and fire it through an object through a solid x-ray cannon- computers read what bounces back and what goes through, spin the electrons like in a MRI and sensors read the elemental breakdown in spikes on a screen. Because of high energy position of electrons it's extremely hard to shield. The gov't built a secret undreground particle accelerater in Bowling Green,Ky. just for Volvolopolos to work with? One professer was fired and led off campus by cops because he said us students were being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. We were used and lied to by gov't all along the line! Dr. V turned out to be very jaded by whole process, and it's present uses as he is a cool dude. This is why I won't work for gov't no way, no how as I don't trust what they will do or not do with my research. A ceramic, lead composite shield in a common shape may shield loads, never tried but I saw us have probs with a couple of scans so we could try to replicate problems. Also it's time some private produced a pulse-generator to fight back the gov'ts little toys.
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Comment #2 posted by Juan Costo on June 26, 2001 at 09:00:12 PT
That's rich
I guess it never occured to these geniuses that drug traffickers don't necessarily need to have their product sent through U.S. Customs when entering the United States, in fact there are good reasons not to. I would think that the longstanding use of drug sniffing dogs has already diverted traffick, making the latest taxpayer funded high-tech gadgets obsolete before even being put to use. How many underground tunnels that bypass customs have been found along the border? More important, how many have never been found? How many border agents are corrupt? Oh right, that only applies to Mexicans, over 90% of which are corrupt according to a Frontline interview with a Mexican LEO. Apparently Americans are not tempted by megabribes and are quite content to live off their measly government salary. Yet I never hear of any border agents arresting organized crime figures for attempting to bride them. Why is corruption a problem only on one side of the border? Curious...
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Comment #1 posted by dddd on June 26, 2001 at 08:47:08 PT
Worth seeing
...Browse thru this site.....if you dare!...It will giveyou a horrifying insight into what we're dealing with....dddd
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