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Methods for Impurity Profiling of Heroin and Cocaine

Manual for use by National Drug Testing Laboratories

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: November 2005
  • Page count: 88
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.XI.14

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ISBN: 9789211555257

About the product

In order to successfully counter the ever-growing drug problem, there is an increasing need to identify conspiracy links and trafficking routes and to gather background intelligence concerning both the number of sources of drugs and whether those sources are within a country or are “internationally” based and also the points of distribution and distribution networks. A scientific tool to complement routine law enforcement investigative work in this field is the characterization and impurity profiling of seized drugs. The present manual is aimed at providing practical guidance to national drug testing laboratories that want to embark on heroin and/or cocaine profiling activities.