Cluster: Security & Evidence

Drugs synthesis and export is a huge criminal element in The Netherlands. 18,9 billion euros of Dutch xtc (MDMA) and speed (amfetamine) are sold each year. This gives raise to a huge nuisance to Dutch society and internationally. Drug waste from the synthesis has a huge negative impact on the environment. The aim of this project is to detect the scent/fumes of drugs, measured and collected by a drone and validated by a GC-MS-MS. This drone has already been built and is in use by the Dutch fire department for detection of toxic substance at mayor fires.

The students’ assignment is to improve a module for capturing the scent/fumes of hard drug synthesis, and to create and validate a GC-MS-MS method. By doing this, they are creating automated detection of these drug labs.