The donation of a ballistics system that the government of Canada made to Costa Rica is valued at $1.2 million Canadian, the embassy here said Wednesday.
The donation was identified further as the Integrated System for Ballistic Investigation produced by Forensic Technology WAI Inc. of Montreal. The new system is set up at the forensic laboratories of the Judicial Investigating Organization in San Joaquín de Flores, Heredia.
The elaborate device can take a 3-D image of a bullet or a spent shell, categorize it and compare it to a data base of other images with the goal of finding ownership or at least trace the use of a weapon.
Canada has said it will donate $70 million to Central America to fight organized crime.