28 March 1994 Portable instrumentation: new weapons in the war against drugs and terrorism
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Proceedings Volume 2092, Substance Detection Systems; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.171275
Event: Substance Identification Technologies, 1993, Innsbruck, Austria
Abstract
The FBI Laboratory has been involved in the development of new technology and in the innovative adaptation of existing technology for use in the war on drugs and terrorism. In the last 2 years the Laboratory has introduced 5 new tools into the FBI agent's technological arsenal for use in support of these investigations. The portable, simple-to-operate instrumentation includes a hand-held microwave dielectrometer, portable gas chromatograph, gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer, ion mobility spectrometer, and antibody-based field test kits. Real-world application of this new technology included detection of cocaine dissolved in 45 to 36,000 bottles of a beverage and cocaine molded in plastic fittings. Trace physical evidence from explosives can also be detected on hands and surfaces.
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Dean D. Fetterolf, Dean D. Fetterolf, Brian Donnelly, Brian Donnelly, Lynn D. Lasswell, Lynn D. Lasswell, } "Portable instrumentation: new weapons in the war against drugs and terrorism", Proc. SPIE 2092, Substance Detection Systems, (28 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171275; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.171275
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