In-Field Inspection for Customs Agencies

Customs and border protection agencies play a critical role in national security efforts to interdict dangerous substances from crossing the border. A major challenge for these agencies is the vast amount of materials being transported and implementing processes for inspection. Without knowing what substances may be inside a package, their access to fast and accurate analytical equipment is imperative.  

The Rigaku portfolio Raman analyzers contain a library with the latest opioid formulations, chemical warfare agents (CWAs), explosives and their precursors, as well as pesticides and other hazardous chemicals - for comprehensive inspection. Because of its use of 1064 nm Raman technology, users have the ability to scan through translucent packaging, keeping them safe from exposure to potentially hazardous substances. The optional QuickDetect Mode provides a method for capturing non-visible amounts of a substance that might be found on the outside of packaging.

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Respond Safer to Unknown Threats

Identify suspicious materials in the field.


The accuracy of a chemical laboratory in a handheld device that provides near-instant results.


Don’t risk exposure to mystery substances. Scan through the packaging and stay safe in the field.

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Comprehensive library that contains latest illict drug formulations, precursor chemicals, and toxic industrial chemicals.

What others are Saying

  • It's probably one of the easiest and most responsive units I have ever worked with.
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    Dr. Jeffrey Brodeur
    IB3 Global Solutions
  • I purchased the Rigaku analyzer for 3 reasons: results in 10 seconds or less, little to no fluorescence, and it sees through colored containers - it was a no brainer!
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    Steve Brunette
    Battalion Chief
    Sioux Falls Fire & Rescue
  • The ResQ CQL 1064 nm was a force multiplier by providing the ability to quickly search numerous vehicles used to transport mislabeled precursor chemicals.
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    Michael Brown
    Country Attache, Far East Region
    U.S. DEA


Rigaku's CQL Series of handheld 1064 nm Raman analyzers are fit for purpose for your department's analysis needs and budget.

CQL Max-ID Identifies RDX 400x300

Maximizes chemical threat analysis, with the largest on-board library to identify over 13,000 items including narcotics, explosives, toxic chemical industrial chemicals, chemical warfare agents (CWAs), and more.

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CQL Gen-ID Identifies Mixtures 400x300

Expands chemical threat analysis with a library that also includes more general threats, including explosives and general chemicals.

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Rigaku CQL Narc-ID Identifies Fentanyl 1200x627

Presumptive identification of narcotics, precursor chemicals, and cutting agents.

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Application notes

The following application notes are relevant to this industry.

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