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Mobile X-ray scanners placed on Sochi-bound road to inspect passing trucks

January 11, 2014, 8:35 UTC+3 11
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KRASNODAR, January 11 (Itar-Tass) - Special mobile posts for the prompt examination of passing trucks and their payloads opened in the Tuapse district, the gateway to the venue of the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics, on Friday, the district authorities told Itar-Tass.

“Four such posts have been deployed on the A-147 motorway,” a spokesman for the district authorities’ transport and communication department said.

Each mobile X-ray devices, installed on a truck chassis, scans one vehicle and the cargo within a matter of minutes. Opening the van or unloading it is no longer necessary. Each mobile scanner has a combined crew of customs and police officials. District authorities are present, too.

The scanners will remain on duty till the end of the Olympics.

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