When it comes to finding drugs, canines are particularly effective at sniffing out the goods. The problem with dogs is that they don’t fly.
To solve that problem the Dutch Police have launched a cannabis sniffing helicopter dubbed the “Canna Chopper”.
Equipped with video and sniffing capabilities, the remote controlled unit is being used to sniff out illegal gardens of cannabis.
Growing cannabis is big business in the Netherlands with profits of 2 billion Euro in 2008. However, only 10% is sold legally-the rest is smuggled out of the country by organized crime groups.
Dutch Police Use 'Canna Chopper' To Find Cannabis
1. Drone-based Drug Detection - Developing unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with advanced sensing technology to detect drugs from the air.
2. Remote-controlled Sniffing Technology - Creating remote-controlled devices with sniffing capabilities to find illegal substances in hard-to-reach areas.
3. Enhanced Drug Detection and Surveillance - Integrating video recording technology with drug detection systems for more efficient and accurate tracking of illegal drug activities.
1. Law Enforcement - Opportunities for law enforcement agencies to adopt drone-based drug detection technology to enhance their capabilities in fighting organized crime.
2. Security Services - Potential market for companies offering remote-controlled sniffing devices to provide more effective drug detection services in various security settings.
3. Agriculture - Application of remote-controlled sniffing technology in detecting illegal cannabis gardens can help agricultural authorities combat illicit drug cultivation.