The government of Canada is giving Costa Rica a computer system that captures digital images of bullets and spent shells and compares the images to those in a data base.
This is the Integrated Ballistics Identification System produced by a Montreal firm that allows cross-border comparison of ballistic information.
The Judicial Investigating Organization said this would be important in organized crime investigations.
The system is in use in the United States, although there is controversy over a requirement in some U.S. states that every weapon sold be test fired and introduced into the system.
Officials will demonstrate the system Wednesday at the judicial forensic facilities in San Joaquín de Flores.