Bulletin on Narcotics

Volume LVII, Nos. 1 and 2, 2005

Science in drug control: the role of laboratory and scientific expertise

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Contents

Preface

Editorial: science in drug control
by B. Remberg and A. H. Stead

I. Drug production

Documentation of a heroin manufacturing process in Afghanistan
by U. Zerell, B. Ahrens and P. Gerz

Impurity profiling/comparative analyses of samples of 1-phenyl-2-propanone
by W. Krawczyk, D. Dudek, T. Kunda and I. Perkowska.

Investigation of the origin of ephedrine and methamphetamine by stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry: a Japanese experience
by Y. Makino, Y. Urano and T. Nagano

Cultivation of Cannabis sativa L. in northern Morocco by H. Stambouli, A. El Bouri, M. A. Bellimam, T. Bouayoun and N. El Karn

II. Drug trafficking and interdiction

Establishment of an operational system for drug profiling: a Swiss experience
by S. Ioset, P. Esseiva, O. Ribaux, C. Weyermann, F. Anglada, S. Lociciro, P. Hayoz, I. Baer, L. Gasté, A.-L. Terrettaz-Zufferey, C. Delaporte and P. Margot

Drug profiling: a new scientific contribution to law enforcement operations in Viet Nam
by H. M. Hung, N. D. Tien and N. X. Truong

Residual solvents in methylenedioxymethamphetamine tablets as a source of strategic information and as a tool for comparative analysis: the development and application of a static headspace gas chromatography/mass spectrometry method
by H. A. A. H. Visser, M. Visser-van Leeuwen and H. Huizer

Determination of inorganic elements in poppy straw by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectrometry as a means of ascertaining origin
by E. Çopur, N. G. Göger, B. ¸Sener and T. Orbey

III. Drug abuse

On-site drug testing
by O. H. Drummer

Drugs and driving: the Finnish perspective
by P. Lillsunde and T. Gunnar

Role of drug testing as an early warning programme: the experience of the Republic of Korea
by Heesun Chung

Psychoactive plant abuse: the identification of mitragynine in ketum and in ketum preparations
by K. B. Chan, C. Pakiam and Rusyidah A. Rahim

IV. Quality management in laboratories

Quality management systems and the admissibility of scientific evidence: the Costa Rican experience
by M. Salas and D. Gómez