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Our Illicit Drug Analysis Unit supports the NSW Police Force, NSW Communities and Justice, NSW Health and the Australian Defence Force. It provides expert evidence in all areas of illicit drug manufacture, analytical processes and interpretation of results. It notifies NSW Health of potentially dangerous substances or dosages identified in seized drug material, protecting public health.
The Unit offers comprehensive testing, reporting and expert testimony on all aspects of illicit drug analysis, including rapid analysis for time-sensitive covert operations, submissions and drug importations.
NSW and Commonwealth legislation recognises our provision of expert analysis of and reporting on the detection of:
We provide intelligence on trends in traditional drugs, the emergence of more sophisticated drugs, and the size and scale of seizures and clandestine operations.
Our specialists examine clandestine laboratory crime scene evidence and can provide scientific advice during assessment and processing.
We offer specialist botanical examination and identification of forensically-relevant plant material including cannabis, cannabis seed and other trace botanical material.
Our expert staff are up to date on the trends within the NSW illicit drug environment, providing training and presentations to the NSW Police Force (including overseas police) and the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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