North West-based logistics specialists Suttons International is working with Border Force, assisting its officers in the fight against smuggling.
Suttons provided Border Force, a law enforcement agency within the Home Office, with a tank container designed specifically to help train officers in the detection and prevention of illicit goods entering the UK.
Barry McNally, Managing Director, Suttons International, said: “Suttons is proud to assist the Home Office in keeping the UK’s borders safe and secure and has supplied Border Force with a training tank that can be used to demonstrate where contraband items might be hidden to aid detection when freight enters the UK from overseas.
“As experts in isotank training, we were quickly able to fit out a suitable tank, based on our existing training design, to show how the tank could be modified to hide contraband.”
Border Force will also use the tank container for demonstration purposes at courses and conferences globally, with the potential to train other border agencies around the world, in future.
Suttons International operates a growing fleet, transporting more than 8,000 tank containers around the globe, focused on the chemical, bitumen, gas and fuel sectors with key business centres in New Jersey, Houston, Chicago, Widnes, Antwerp, Ludwigshafen, Kuantan, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Khobar.