Clandestine Manufacture of Substances under International Control

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This manual has been prepared as a working reference tool for use by national law enforcement authorities and personnel of drug testing laboratories, drawing on reviews supplied by national authorities as well as on available literature. It provides:

(i) Information on essential precursors / raw materials, chemicals / reagents, and solvents known to have been used in the illicit production / manufacture of the most frequently trafficked / abused narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;

(ii) Schematic illustrations of the most common synthetic and production pathways used in clandestine laboratories;

(iii) General information on the physical characteristics and safety requirements for the handling and storage of precursors, chemicals / reagents and solvents under international control; and

(iv) Major recommendations from expert group meetings on legal and scientific issues related to the pre-trial destruction of seized narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, precursors and essential chemicals, as well as to clandestine laboratory investigations.


UN document ID number: ST/NAR/10/Rev.2
Publication date: August 1998
Number of pages: 230
Languages: English ( PDF)