NaRQ is a new system for discovering smuggled drugs

Drug smuggling is a global problem with far-reaching social and economic consequences. Drugs are often carried across national borders by smugglers who swallow them. Dealing with swallowed drugs has been both a difficult and an unpleasant problem, often with major health risks for staff at prisons, airports and border crossings. With NaRQ, these risks are minimized.

NaRQ enables automatic handling of swallowed drugs, with the entire process monitored and recorded by the system. The drugs are separated from the waste and disinfected, enabling secure, efficient handling.

NaRQ provides a means of handling swallowed drugs that is more secure and more reliable for both staff and suspects.

  • Automatic handling
  • Improved working environment
  • More inspection points
  • Secure handling of potential evidence
  • Robust equipment
  • Minimal risk of injury
  • Easy to operate


NaRQ improves both efficiency and security by over 90%

How NaRQ works

Every step is managed and monitored by NaRQ. For staff, this makes it a faster and significantly safer process – and just a single step for them.

Step 1: Separation

Flushing the toilet transports its contents from the bowl to the washing chamber. Water is sprayed on the contents to disintegrate the waste and toilet paper, which exit via the drain. Dense, inorganic objects are collected in a central collection vessel.

Step 2: Rinsing

Once the waste and paper have been removed, cleaning fluid is sprayed into the collection vessel from all directions. This disinfects all objects and eliminates unpleasant odours.

Steps 1 and 2 are repeated four minutes into the recovery cycle to ensure optimal results.

Step 3: Drying and delivery

Hot air is blown into the vessel, removing excess moisture. The collection vessel is then transported to the front hatch, where it can be lifted out and its contents can be inspected and processed.