Smiths Detection has developed the capability to
detect synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as Spice or K2, with
its IONSCAN 600 trace detection solution.
The development comes following an extensive R&D
process and testing trials with major correctional institutions
around the world and expands the IONSCAN 600 existing detection
library of explosives and a wide range of narcotics, including
various forms of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and
The IONSCAN 600 is also highly effective in finding narcotics
that are concealed, such as those that have been liquefied and
absorbed in paper.
Spice is an emerging threat for law enforcement
officials in prisons, jails, and other secure government
It can cause life threatening
health effects when consumed and poses detection challenges for
conventional security screening.
Philo Daniel, Global Director of Urban Security at
Smiths Detection, said, “We are very pleased by the release of
this new detection capability. This new library has received a
significant level of R&D investment and underwent extensive
testing to ensure our customers have the very best information
available to them to make critical decisions that protect public
health, safety, and security.”
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