It's really a sad case. Iraq purchased 50 or so million dollars worth of these fake bomb detectors from that Charlatan McCormick They were nothing more than a bit of plastic with a radio antennae attached. The device was proven not to work, and yet Iraqi police are still using it, and seem to be unaware that it's completely useless in finding bombs.
I watched a vice documentary recently on Iraq, and when they were going through the checkpoints a lot of the officers were still using this device. The interviewer asked the police man what it was and why he was still using it, and the officer insisted that it did work, although only in about 40% of cases. He showed the VICE guy how it worked, you had cards that you inserted into the device for whatever you wanted to detect - C4, dynomite, urea nitrate, drugs, whatever - The cards were just paper that had been laminated and said "c4" on it, or whatever it was. The whole thing was tragic. Unfortunately iraq just can't afford to train and house enough sniffer-dogs to have one at all the checkpoints, so they only have dogs at about 10% of them. This means that bombs can slip through 90% of the checkpoints unnoticed, while these iraqi police hopelessly scan cars and vans with their bunk divining rods.
How this man can live with himself, profiting off of these. His actions have no doubt resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Iraqis who have died as the result of car bombs, and whos lives might have been saved had the money been invested in something that actually works, such as more sniffer dogs that would actually have detected the bombs.
Here's the vice doco, which I highly recommend: http://www.vice.com/vice-news/in-saddam ... ull-length
and the fake bomb detector: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADE_651