GT200 manufacturer’s office raided by police
This is an update on a previous set of blog posts about the GT200 device and other similar devices purchased by the Thai army and other government agencies. The GT200 device is a black plastic box with an antenna sticking out which was hawked to the Thai military along with a few plastic cards for up to 1,000,000 baht a pop by the British firm Global Technical. It purported to detect bombs and drugs. The military still insisted it worked despite it failing scientific tests. See a list of previous posts here.
There has been a recent development in the UK. The Independent:
City of London Police announced today that offices and homes linked to three businesses selling the equipment were raided by officers who seized hundreds of devices, components and cash.
A number of people, said the police, will soon be interviewed under caution on suspicion of fraud. The companies involved are Global Technical, based near Ashford, Kent: Grosvenor Scientific, of Ottery St Mary, Devon; and Scandec, of Nottingham.
He said: “We are concerned that these items present a real physical threat to anyone who may rely on such a device for protection. It is for this reason that we are seeking to raise awareness of this threat and obtain assistance from the public.”
Sites raided were linked to Global Tech, of Kent, Grosvenor Scientific, in Devon, and Scandec, of Nottingham.
Cash and hundreds of the devices have been seized, and a number of people are due to be interviewed under caution on suspicion of fraud.
BP: Interesting… Wonder how some in the Thai bureaucracy will respond…
h/t a reader
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