Malta Police Force to get €75,000 for forensic equipment procurement

The Malta Police Force will be receiving €75,000 for a project that includes the purchase of handheld devices for substance detection and personnel training

The project includes the purchase of handheld devices to detect and identify different substances and narcotics as well as the provision of related training to personnel
The project includes the purchase of handheld devices to detect and identify different substances and narcotics as well as the provision of related training to personnel

The Malta Police Force will be receiving €75,000 to go towards the procurement of forensic equipment, in a bid for the force to be better equipped against organised crime, parliamentary secretary for EU funds Ian Borg said.

The project includes the purchase of handheld devices to detect and identify different substances and narcotics as well as the provision of related training to personnel.

€56,250 of the total sum will be financed through the EU Internal Security Fund (ISF), which will be providing around €100 million to invest in internal security and border controls.

According to Borg, further projects are in the pipeline for implementation under this fund, and will be approved later this year.

“The main objective of these projects is to improve Malta’s security mechanisms. These projects will complement, and build upon, other actions implemented under previous Funds,” Borg said.

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