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Forensic work made easier

Left to right: Minister of Safety and Security, Nangolo Mbumba with the German ambassador, Egon Kochanke at the handover ceremony of the security equipment on 19 March. (Photograph By Yvonne Amukwaya)Egon Kochanke, German ambassador to Namibia, handed over security equipment worth N$400,000 to the Minister of Safety and Security, Nangolo Mbumba this week.
The advanced portable Fourier -transform infrared spectroscopy chemical identifier will be used by the Namibian Forensic Science Institute to identify and analyse hazardous chemical substances on exhibits in criminal cases.
The equipment detects nerve and blister agents, toxic industrial chemicals, white powders, explosives and clan lab precursors, forensic drugs and common chemicals amongst others. The equipment provides results in no longer than two minutes.

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