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Safe Handling and Collection of Electronics (SHAKE) Factsheet


Drug trafficking organizations attempt to move illicit drugs across U.S. borders using small unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. In some instances, agents are able to confiscate the drones, but there is no standard set of procedures for the best way to approach and secure them without endangering agents or altering electronic or biometric evidence that may be present on or in the device. The Science and Technology Directorate is currently working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to develop a downloadable application—Safe Handling and Collection of Electronics, or “SHAKE”—that provides users with information and techniques to safely collect drones from the field.

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Safe Handling and Collection of Electronics (SHAKE) Fact Sheet PDF 272.13 KB 05/25/2021
Last Updated: 07/11/2022
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