Drugloo (UK) are one of the latest companies to join Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative. The company is an award-winning company which manufactures Banned Substance Recovery Units in Colchester, UK.
The first Drugloo unit was invented when HM Custom & Excise at Dover Sea Port, asked the company to provide a practical solution to the growing problem of recovering packages of banned substances from people attempting to smuggle such items into the UK inside their bodies.
The brief was simple – HM Customs & Excise needed to recover concealed packages safely, hygienically and as sympathetically as possible. In a manner that would protect the operative from potential exposure to human discharge and infections. This culminated in the development of the comprehensive range of Drugloo units that are available today.
Providing a full range of Drugloo products which include retro-fit, covert and portable options ensure Drugloo UK is the world’s leading experts in providing BSRE to law enforcement agencies.
There are currently Drugloo units in over 35 countries around the world, being used by border agencies, the police, prison services, hospitals, airports, seaports, secure medical facilities, specialist task forces, coast guards and the military. They can be used to recover drugs, weapons, explosives, diamonds, mobile phones, sim cards, money and prisoner communications.
John Baker, managing Director of Drugloo (UK), said: “Joining SBD is an important step for the company and we wholeheartedly support the National Police Crime Initiative. Protecting and keeping officers safe when undertaking such an unpleasant and potentially dangerous task has been the paramount driver behind us developing such a comprehensive range of Drugloo units.”
SBD Development Officer, Lyn Poole, said: “Drugloo is an innovative product that will change both the face of recovering smuggled contraband and perpetrators arrested for swallowing evidence.
“This product means that law enforcement officials do not put themselves at risk and that items can be collected safely and in their entirety. I’m sure this product is the way forward within police custody suites, ports and prison facilities.”
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