“Immigration and customs agency officials told lawmakers that funding for new drug detection technology in U.S. ports could help stem a rising tide of illicit opioid smuggling.”

“Although the House Appropriations hearing focused on immigration enforcement priorities, Customs and Border Protection’s commissioner also provided a snapshot of the agency’s tech-heavy battle against a tide of deadly opioids entering at the nation’s ports.”

“Recent legislation gave $9 million for the Department of Homeland Security to develop two kinds of technology that can detect potent, but small, shipments of the deadly opioid fentanyl.”

“The president signed the…” Read the full article here.

Source: CBP leverages tech, data sharing to fight illegal opioids – By Mark Rockwell, Apr 12, 2018. FCW.

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