Anti Smuggling:-

  1. Procurement, deployment and maintenance of Anti-Smuggling Equipment required by the field formations of CBEC;
  2. Monitoring the disposal of seized stocks with the field formations;
  3. Allotment of weapons to  departmental officers on loan basis;

Major Anti-Smuggling Projects :-

1. CONTAINER SCANNERS

  • ALREADY INSTALLED SYSTEM
    Two container scanners- one Mobile Gamma Rays scanner and one Fixed 9MeV X-ray scanner at Nhava Sheva in 2004 and 2005 respectively. X- Rays container scanner can scan about 10-12 containers per hour. The mobile scanner can scan 25-30 containers per hour.
  • UNDER INSTALLATION
    1. 4 fixed X-ray scanners at Mumbai, Chennai, Tuticorin and Kandla. Contracts for 4 fixed X-ray scanners at Kandla, Turicorin, Chennai and Mumbai ports have been signed and the systems are likely to be operational soon.
    2. 3 mobile Gamma ray scanners at Chennai, Tuticorin and Kandla. Contracts for 3 Mobile scanners at Kandla, Tuticorin and Chennai Ports have been signed. Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of all three systems has been completed and the systems are likely to be made operational soon.
  • ALREADY INSTALLED SYSTEM
    Drive-through container scanners(Road) can scan upto 100 containers per hour, while the drive-through container scanner (rail) can scan one train in 5 minutes. There is a proposal to install 3 drive through container scanners ( road) at JNPT, Cochin and Mundra and one drive through container scanners( rail) at JNPT.

2. X-RAY BAGGAGE INSPECTION STSYTEM (XBIS)

  • ALREADY INSTALLED SYSTEM:
    164 XBIS have been procured and installed at various formations of CBEC, like Airports, ICD, LCS and PAD/FPO.
  • ONGOING PROCUREMENT
    A proposal to procure another 76 XBIS is under process of procurement

3. HIGH ENERGY CARGO/PALLET SCANNER (HEXS)
    4 High Energy Cargo/Pallet Scanner (HEXS) have been installed at Trade facilitation Centres Chakan-da-bagh and Salamabad (02 each).

4. CANINE SQUAD
    Recently, 21 dogs were purchased and along with their handlers were sent to NTCD for training in Narcotics detection. After successful     completion of the training, dogs along with their handlers have been deployed at international airports across the country.
    [Indian Customs Canine Squad Manual]

5. NEW PROPOSALS: Besides the above, the department has initiated steps in acquisition of other nonintrusive technology/equipment for     examination/inspection of goods and cargo

  • UNDER CARRIAGE INSPECTION SYSTEM:-
    Under carriage vehicle inspection systems along the border, where vehicles or trains arrive from across our border.
  • VIDEOSCOPES:-
    Videoscope is one of the non-intrusive contraband detection equipment, which provides clear images of inaccessible areas thus making remote inspection, evaluation and imaging possible in almost any situation
  • CARAT METER:-
    Carat meters help in determining the gold content of the jeweler being imported/ exported.
  • MAIL SCANNERS:-
    Mail scanners can scan letters and packets at high speeds and help examine the contents of the letters. Packets and letters which are found suspicious can be further examined.
  • PERSONAL RADIATION DETECTOR (PRD) and RADIONUCLIDE IDENTIFICATION DETECTOR (RID):-
    Mail scanners can scan letters and packets at high speeds and help examine the contents of the letters. Packets and letters which are found suspicious can be further examined.
  • BODY SCANNER:-
    These modern full body security screening systems used for personal inspections. It can help in detection of contraband concealed on the body.