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First publicized use of thru-wall/thru-clothing radar!

The significance of this posting is that it is one of a growing number of technologies which operate LIKE the more advanced technologies referred to on this web site.

Eventually, technology like voice to skull, thru wall radar, and acoustic heterodyning will cause the more advanced, classified technologies now in covert usage to be exposed. References to some of these soon-to-be-household-word technologies are on the following page:

Unclassified advanced devices which are public but not widely known about.

This is is the original URL for the following article:,1355,1-4-3_1658,00.htm

Airport Body Scanner Helps Drug Arrest 
by Associated Press - March 12, 1999 
MIAMI (AP) -- Hidden behind gray-and-pink carpeted
barricades in the customs area of Miami International
Airport lies a piece of the latest technology in the fight
against international drug trafficking.

The tall gray box sees through clothing and produces images
that U.S. Customs Service agents say will help reveal drugs
that smugglers are hiding in increasingly sophisticated

On Thursday, Customs Commissioner Raymond Kelly inspected
the body-imaging machine that officials said two days
earlier had revealed 3 1/2 pounds of marijuana in a bicycle
tire strapped around a man's waist.

In that case, the machine produced a pixelated image that
distorted the physique of the thin male suspect, making him
appear stocky and round, but clearly showed bulges around
his middle.

That was enough, though, to provide the first seizure
thanks to the machine that's been used on 23 people at the
airport since Feb. 1.

"It's as effective as a pat down, but it doesn't look into
the body," Kelly said. "We're pretty well committed to
using this type of technology. It's a question of getting
funding and where we go from here."

Only one other device like it is in use by the Customs
Service, in New York City's Kennedy International Airport.
Soon other airports may offer travelers who are suspected
of carrying drugs, but decline to be patted down by
inspectors, the option of being scanned.

It's part of a plan to improve the image and accountability
of an agency that is facing 12 lawsuits nationwide over
body searches of airline passengers.

AP content Copyright 1999 The Associated Press

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