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Thai army to continue use of 'fraud' GT200 detectors

Thai army to continue use of 'fraud' GT200 detectors

Updated 14 September 2012, 14:07 AEST

Now to Thailand and the scandal over the Thai army's use of the GT200 detectors - a device that is supposed to be able to detect minute traces of explosives, gun powder and even drugs.

But its critics say it does none of that - with some experts describing it as little more than a radio aerial stuck on a useless piece of plastic.

Nonetheless at least 400 people have been jailed on evidence gleaned from the device mostly in the country's south where a Muslim insurgency has continued for many years.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speakers: Angkhana Neelapaijit, Justice for Peace foundation.

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