Toward a compact instrument for detecting drug precursors in different environments

F. Terzi, A. Ulrici, Renato Seeber*, A. Secchi, A. M. Fiorello, M. Dispenza, J. C. Antolín, T. Kuusela, A. Varriale, S. D'Auria, I. Tittonen, F. Colao, I. Menicucci, M. Nuvoli, P. Ciambelli, V. Venditto, J. Uotila, G. Maisons, M. Carras

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Law enforcement agencies world-wide are keenly aware that chemical control is a crucial element to monitor the manufacture and distribution of illegal narcotics and synthetic substances. For this purpose components able to perform chemical identifications in contexts such as custom offices are needed, where inspection of trucks, cars, containers, as well as people and baggage, is required. Such components should be assembled as simple machines to be employed on-field by custom officers with no specific skill. In the following the last results of the research project CUSTOM will be presented. The work has been supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme through the Project SEC-242387: "Drugs and Precursors Sensing by Complementing Low Cost Multiple Techniques" (CUSTOM).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First National Conference on Sensors
Subtitle of host publicationRome 15-17 February, 2012
EditorsFrancesco Baldini, Arnaldo D'Amico, Corrado Di Natale, Pietro Siciliano, Renato Seeber, Luca De Stefano, Ranieri Bizzarri, Bruno Andò
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-4614-3860-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventNational Conference on Sensors - Rome, Italy
Duration: 15 Feb 201217 Feb 2012
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)18761100
ISSN (Electronic)18761119


ConferenceNational Conference on Sensors


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