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NCJ Number: 97409 Find in a Library
Title: Work of the Drugs Intelligence Laboratory, Home Office Forensic Science Service
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:36  Issue:1  Dated:(January-March 1984)  Pages:33-46
Author(s): I J Humphreys
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 14
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: The primary purpose of the British Drugs Intelligence Laboratory is to help the police identify sources of supply and manufacture of illicit drugs. This paper describes the techniques used for comparing and characterizing various drug preparations and outlines the type of information that can be gained from such studies.
Abstract: This is done by providing scientific support to the Central Drugs and Illegal Immigration Intelligence Unit, a national police unit based at New Scotland Yard, London. The Laboratory provides detailed information on United Kingdom drug seizures and data obtained from a program of comparison and characterization of seized samples. This intelligence information is then used to supplement that obtained through normal police channels in the search for illicit drug sources, manufacturers or distributors. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Drug analysis; United Kingdom (UK)
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