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Forensic scientists detect 27 new recreational drugs

Forensic scientists detected 27 new recreational drugs in Ireland last year which are manufactured as cheaper alternatives to narcotics such as cocaine and cannabis.

Stopping the spread of the laboratory-made substances – classed as “New Psychoactive Substances” (NPS) or head shop drugs – was proving difficult as they were largely being bought online and were not being detected by gardaí and customs officials, said Forensic Science Ireland (FSI).

Most of the new drugs detected were synthetic forms of cannabis with one of the most popular versions going by the street name “Spice”.


Source: Conor Gallagher, The Irish Times, 17/05/17 

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