The UK Home Office has approved a second mobile preliminary drug testing device, for use by the police at the roadside to detect drug residues in drivers suspected of having taken illegal or controlled drugs.
The Securetec DrugWipe 3S S303G, which is manufactured by Securetec Detektion-Systeme AG can detect cocaine and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol – THC – (the main active ingredient of cannabis.
We have previously maintained that for roadside testing for illegal or controlled drugs to be effective, validated and reliable devices for carrying out such testing are needed, and we still believe that certified reference materials (CRMs) are required to calibrate these if they are to be used for evidential purposes.
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