Pattaya Police, for the first time, used a mobile x-ray machine to randomly scan vehicles at a Police Checkpoint located on Pattaya Second Road in front of Mike Shopping Mall in the early hours of Saturday. Police Colonel Pisit, Deputy Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police led the operation which used a Mobile x-ray machine fitted to a minivan, which is currently touring Thailand. The Royal Thai Police currently have only one of the x-ray machines which is being trialled to test its effectiveness and further units will be ordered should the trials be successful. It can scan either parked or moving vehicles from a distance of 5 meters and for safety reasons drivers and passengers are advised that anyone who may be pregnant should exit the vehicle prior to the scan. The two hour checkpoint led to no arrests and no seizures of weapons or drugs which the machine is designed to detect. As a precaution all drivers and passengers who were stopped were also subjected to a body search in case they removed items from their vehicles prior to the scan. The x-ray van is expected to remain in Pattaya over the weekend.