Illicitly Imported Heroin Products: Some Physical and Chemical Features Indicative of Their Origin

    Volume 29, Issue 3 (July 1984)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 14


    Baker, PB
    Senior scientific officer; principal scientific officer; and head of Regulated Drugs Subdivision, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, London,

    O'Neil, PJ
    Senior scientific officer; principal scientific officer; and head of Regulated Drugs Subdivision, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, London,

    Gough, TA
    Senior scientific officer; principal scientific officer; and head of Regulated Drugs Subdivision, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, London,

    (Received 2 July 1983; accepted 12 September 1983)

    Abstract

    Samples taken from over 200 seizures of imported illicit heroin preparations of known geographical origin have been examined by gas liquid chromatography (GLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The chromatographic characteristics were considered in conjunction with the physical appearance of the materials and it was found possible in many instances to discriminate between samples of different origin. Thus by carrying out GLC and HPLC and a visual inspection on a sample of unknown provenance, it may be possible to give an opinion as to its geographical origin.


    Paper ID: JFS11750J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11750J

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    Title Illicitly Imported Heroin Products: Some Physical and Chemical Features Indicative of Their Origin
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    Committee E30