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Embassy Donates Border Enforcement Equipment to Jordanian Government

March, 2011

Amman— As part of the U.S. Government’s continuing support of Jordanian border enforcement efforts, the U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program donated border inspection equipment worth nearly $200,000 to the Government of Jordan in late March . The equipment will be used to inspect cargo entering or transiting Jordan and to identify illegal or potentially hazardous items.

The U.S. Embassy distributed the equipment, which includes contraband inspection kits, gamma neutron radiation pagers, and other items,  to the Jordan Customs Department, Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other Jordanian Government offices.

The U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Related Border Security program regularly provides equipment and training to the Government of Jordan to help strengthen border enforcement activities. In 2010 the EXBS program provided the Government of Jordan with $1.5 million of training and equipment.