In Abu Dhabi, drug users exposed in ‘five minutes’

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Abu Dhabi will use latest developments in drug testing to examine and identify potential drug addicts at borders and in public places, Gulf News reported on Sunday.

The police, who announced the move yesterday, said it will be the first law enforcement institution to use this up-to-date testing facility in the Gulf and the Middle East.

“The new urine test kit, which can analyze and examine twelve types of drugs, can reveal if the person is a drug addict or not in three to five minutes and eliminate the spread of narcotics-related crimes,” said Brigadier General Dr Saif Bu Dhudaira al-Ameri, director general of security and ports affairs in a statement.

“The drug screen cup came to reveal drug addicts and users, implement justice and security, and provide the highest levels of human rights,” he added.

The test bottle contains a test strip, which has small square color fields, which show the results of a urine test and identify the type of the drug in a few minutes.

The test has been examined several times in laboratories in different criminal cases.

“The urine test bottle is easy to use and does not require technicians. Only adequate training has to be given to the investigator or the bottle user in order to know how to obtain a urine sample and identify the quality of the drug through the categorized color fields on the test strip,” Colonel Abdul Rahman Mohammad al-Hammadi, manager of the forensic evidence department, told the newspaper.

According to Gulf News, the new examination assures high levels of accuracy in results.

The average age an addict first encounters drugs in the country has gone plummeted below 17 and 18, the UAE Ministry of Interior’s “999” magazine revealed in April, as dealers target younger customers, the UAE-based The National reported.

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