“DNA kit” helps police track stolen items


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Police Department is introducing a DNA kit that could be useful in finding stolen valuables.

Brownsville Police Department is partnering with ProtechDNA and using a new form of technology so small, it’s practically invisible to the eye.

The DNA kit is made up of an invisible ink pen and an adhesive containing microscopic dots, each with a unique pin.

With a black light, police are able to identify that specific code and trace it back to the rightful owner.

“For us, to be able to take that piece of property that would otherwise, we would have no clue who it belongs to and be able to look for that identifier and contact that owner will be essential to salvability,” said Felix Sauceda, Brownsville Chief of Police.

Police say this new technology will help keep your items safe and deter criminals from selling stolen items.

To receive a property kit, you must be registered through the ProtechDNA website where you will receive a free kit to begin labeling your valuable items.

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