Dubai: Zero Tolerance to Drugs

24 January 2019
Dubai: Zero Tolerance to Drugs

Dubai Customs Officers have recently prevented the smuggling of 6720 pregabalin pills. The pills, branded Lyrica, are a prescription only medicine used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and anxiety and where hidden in bags containing nuts. The medicine is listed as a banned drug in list No 8 , Article No. 65 of the Federal Law No. 14 and its amendments regarding anti-narcotics and psychotropic substances. Dubai has a zero-tolerance for drug related offences and the penalties for trafficking, smuggling and possession are severe. Additionally, the Emirati authorities count the presence of drugs in the blood stream as possession. 

With many people stopping off in UAE airports on their way to other destinations, laws must be followed for Dubai airports, and not just for the location of the departure and arrival. 

Using our revolutionary Biochip Array Technology, the Evidence MultiSTAT is an automated analyser that enables on-site simultaneous detection of up to 21 classical, prescription and synthetic drugs, including pregabalin, from a single sample. Designed to work across a variety of matrices, our patented multi-analyte testing platform provides a complete immunoassay profile within minutes, changing the landscape of drug detection forever. 

DoA MultiSTAT

6-MAM

AB-CHMINACA

AB-PINACA

Amphetamine

Barbiturates

Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines I (Oxazepam)

Benzodiazepines II (Lorazepam)

Benzoylecgonine (Cocaine Metabolite)

Buprenorphine

Cannabinoids (THC)

Creatinine

Dextromethorphan

Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG)

Fentanyl

Ketamine

LSD

Methadone

Methamphetamine

Opiate

Oxycodone

Phencyclidine (PCP)

Pregabalin

Synthetic Cannabinoids (JWH-018)

Synthetic Cannabinoids (UR144/XLR11)

Tramadol

Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA)

α-PVP (Flakka)

*Array dependant 


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