The Special Operations Group of Ahmedabad crime has attained 25 kits called the “Multi-Drug Multi-Line twist screen test device” which shall help in verifying whether suspects have been actually using narcotics. The kits were first used on ten suspects in Shahpur, Dariapur, Jamalpur and Kalupur. Out of the 10, one turned out to be using some kind of drug. These drugs which have been only given to SOG for now, will be further given to other cops, if the trial is successful.
The kit works upon a sponge, which the suspect is asked to put in his/ her mouth for about two minutes. After that the sponge is put into a chamber of the device. The verdict is displayed by red lines, if the red lines in the kit reach the limit, then the person is declared clean. On the other hand, if the red lines remain low, it means the person has taken some kind of drug.
The kit can identify a dozen types of drugs including opiates, crystal meth, phencyclidine, cocaine and other prescription drugs. The single – time usage kit has to be discarded after use and the person who has been tested positive by the kit has to be send for further medical tests.
The special operations group has been undertaking such tests on the track of Rasth Yatra, so as to order to maintain law and order.