The FV-Series Fiberscope by CSECO is one of the items that come with the CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit by CSECO. It consists of a flexible tool with a fiber optic light that allows vision into small areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. An optional digital recording device can be added that will allow items that are discovered to be documented. Some areas that can be accessed with the fiberscope include fuel tanks, car doors, below seats, under dashboards, inside ductwork, and more.
There are not small, detachable parts to the one-piece Fiberscope. The built-in battery is rechargeable, and it has a built-in LED light. Its two-way articulation allows visibility in all directions, and its one-hand operation makes it easy to operate. The optional digital camera can capture still pictures or video, and images can be reviewed immediately, making it an excellent tool for contraband detection.
Its unique properties make it ideal for use in drug interdiction, which is the term used for the procedure of halting smuggling of illegal items, and involves contraband detection, as well as watching transports and deliveries and interrupting transactions, and most importantly, capturing the people involved in the smuggling. Some of the agents who wage the war on drugs in the United States are the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard, and law enforcement in federal, state, and local levels. They work together to keep contraband from entering the country and from traveling through the country if it is created within. Private citizens can also help by identifying those who deal or use illegal drugs.
Fiberscopes are sometimes called endoscopes, or borescopes, and allow agents to succeed in contraband detection in areas in which they would not be able to see without it. This makes it an essential tool in the attempt to discontinue trafficking of illegal substances or paraphernalia. FV-Series Fiberscopes and the CT-30 Contraband Detection Team Kit by CSECO are some of the primary contraband detection equipment currently used in the United States.