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International Symposium Takes Aim at Cross Border Gun Crime

Posted by Andre DemersMay 6, 2013 5:15:00 PM

The Vinho Verde region of northern Portugal, hugs the Atlantic coastline between the Douro River to the south and the Minho River to the north – where it shares a border with Spain. This unique agricultural region was terrorized for months by a gang of armed and violent criminals. Vinho Verde means green or young wine - meant to be consumed within a year of bottling. It would take much longer than that, however, to solve the nine Vinho Verde carjackings involving grand larceny, robbery, assault, and murder. It would take a joining of people, processes and technology: a car stop by police in a suburb of Spain four years later, a single and seemingly insignificant cartridge case, two visionary forensic experts and an innovative ballistics data sharing program at INTERPOL called IBIN.   

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Topics: Spain, Portugal, ballistics analysis, ballistics forensics, ballistic analysis, IBIN, INTERPOL

Why Ballistics Testing Needs to Happen

Posted by Andre DemersOct 29, 2012 3:53:00 PM

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Topics: evidence, Seattle, Forensics, IBIS, ballistics identification, forensic lab, ballistic analysis, IBIS TRAX-3D


Posted by Andre DemersJun 26, 2012 9:02:00 AM

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Topics: NIBIN, hit, CSI, New York, IBIS, IBIS TRAX-3D

Canada Helps Barbados Combat Crime with Ballistics System

Posted by Andre DemersMay 15, 2012 8:47:00 AM

Canada is continuing its mission to combat transnational crime in the Caribbean Basin by providing Barbados with ballistics identification equipment manufactured by Montreal-based Forensic Technology Inc.

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Topics: Canada, RIBIN, Caribbean, Barbados, ballistics identification, ballistic analysis, IBIS TRAX-3D

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