Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) yesterday handed over six modern drug detection devices to Department of Narcotics Control (DNC).
The "remote drug detectors" will enable DNC to detect drugs concealed inside luggage or the human body.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Koica Country Director Joe Hyan-Gue and DNC Director General Jamal Uddin Ahmed were present during the handover ceremony at DNC headquarters.
Koica also handed over five cars, 125 computers and several other relevant equipment under a project titled “The project for Illicit Drug Eradication and Advanced Management through It (I Dream It)”.
Syed Towfique Uddin Ahmed, director (operations) of DNC and also the director of the "I Dream It" project, said, “We used to conduct manual search, but now the 'remote drug detectors' will help us find hidden drugs easily.”
Under the same project that started two years back and expires in 2019, Koica will also assist DNC in setting up two modern laboratories and an online database of criminals who are linked with drug-related offences, Towfique added.