Zambia: National Airports Corporation Limited invests in body scanners

By Nawa Mutumweno – The National Airports Corporation Limited (NACL) is to invest $10 million in full body scanners at all its airports to curb illegal drug trafficking.

According to NACL managing director Robinson Misitala, each scanner costs about $1 million and once purchased will help reduce the incidences of drug  trafficking.

The company also needs additional funds to purchase drug trace detectors and sniffer dogs.

“We need to legislate and approve the use of the full body scanners at all entry and exit points if we are to reduce on drug trafficking cases,” Mr Misitala said.

He was speaking recently when he appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Foreign Affairs.