Customs officers train in eastern Slovakia

CUSTOMS officers from all over Slovakia are attending training held near the Ukrainian border in Vyšné Nemecké, Košice Region. The aim is to learn how to reveal radioactive or nuclear materials in transported goods using new technologies. The training is a result of cooperation between the US Department of State, US Embassy in Slovakia and the Slovak Financial Administration, the TASR newswire reported.

CUSTOMS officers from all over Slovakia are attending training held near the Ukrainian border in Vyšné Nemecké, Košice Region. The aim is to learn how to reveal radioactive or nuclear materials in transported goods using new technologies. The training is a result of cooperation between the US Department of State, US Embassy in Slovakia and the Slovak Financial Administration, the TASR newswire reported.

The lectures are held by experiences US customs officers, who now serve as advisors at the US Department of State, a customs office spokeswoman Klára Baloghová told TASR.

During the two-days of training the customs officers will work with stationary radiation detectors, manual detection devices, stationary scanning devices, mobile scanners, stethoscopes as well as sounding bars and other manual devices used during physical inspection of vehicles, containers and goods.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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