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Sci Justice. 2014 Jul;54(4):300-6. doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2014.02.008. Epub 2014 Mar 12.

Brazilian Federal Police drug chemical profiling - the PeQui project.

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1
National Institute of Criminalistics, Brazilian Federal Police, SAIS Quadra 07 Lote 23, 70610-200, Brasília, DF, Brazil.
2
National Institute of Criminalistics, Brazilian Federal Police, SAIS Quadra 07 Lote 23, 70610-200, Brasília, DF, Brazil; National Institute of Advanced Analytical Science and Technology (INCTAA), Campinas, SP, Brazil. Electronic address: adriano.aom@dpf.gov.br.

Abstract

Over the past six years the Brazilian Federal Police has undertaken major efforts in order to implement and to develop its own drug chemical profiling program. This paper aims to provide a broad perspective regarding the managerial strategies and some examples of subsequent technical issues involved in the implementation of such a project. Close collaboration with local drug enforcement and investigation teams, establishment of proper worldwide partnerships with well recognized institutions in the field of drug analysis and the attainment of suitable funding and human resources are shown to be key success factors. Some preliminary results concerning the chemical profile of cocaine seizures in Brazil during this process are presented.

KEYWORDS:

Chemical profiling; Cocaine; Drug; Management; PeQui

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