Odesa International Airport Illegally Rented Scanners for Luggage Examination

The Odesa International Airport illegally rented two industrial X-ray TV introscopes. The Prosecutor General’s Office served two directors of private companies who purchased and subleased these radiation sources without an SNRIU license with the notice of charges.

According to the investigation, the directors of private companies illegally purchased and subleased two Rapiscan 620XR TV introscopes to the Odesa International Airport.

Rapiscan 620XR TV introscope. Photo: rapiscansystems.com

These persons were served with the notice of charges under Part 1, Part 3 of Article 265 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine — repeated illegal purchase, use and transfer of radioactive material — radiation sources. The penal part of Article provides for imprisonment for up to 15 years.

Rapiscan 620XR introscopes are used to scan bags, packages and carry-on luggage.

According to the Press Service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Odesa News.