Jersey Customs targeting technology

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Jersey Customs will make use of police expertise in technological investigations, following a new agreement between the organisations.

It follows a rise in the number of computers seized by customs officers investigating drug offences.

The States of Jersey Police have agreed to provide the facilities and skilled staff, to carry out tasks such as the forensic examination of computers.

Under the deal, some customs officers will also be trained in forensics.

Vicky Coupland, the police's head of scientific services, said: "We already have a very close working relationship with our colleagues at customs, sharing resources and knowledge where possible.

"We now live in a technological age where almost everyone has a computer, and that includes criminals. For us, examination of a hard drive could solve a case and it is up to us to share those skills with our colleagues."

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