The ACMD in UK continue their fight against research chemicals

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The officials from ACMD in the UK expressed their stand against research chemicals on the street in a press meeting.

Together with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, we are committed in targeting these new and emerging research chemicals with every scientific, legislative, and investigative tool at our disposal

The spokesperson from the Office of ACMD also stated that they will take any possible initiatives to safeguard the society from the use of research chemicals which are prohibited when sold with the intention of human consumption.

The ACMD’s have been fighting against the traffickers selling illegal street drugs for a long while. It was a massive raid operation named Log Jam in 2010 when the ACMD made a huge blow to the illegal industry including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. In that single operation, the officials seized more than £23 million in cash and illegal drugs. Although, there are a few research chemicals on the market which are not scheduled as illegal, the legal authority has been facing colossal challenges in dealing with drugs which are harmful to human health especially the youth.

The spokesperson from the ACMD office also confirmed that they will be working in a joint collaboration with other legal authorities as previously. In operation Log Jam, the whole operation was conducted by the ACMD with assistance from the Police, UK Postal Service, UK Customs and Border Protection, Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations and many more. They are really optimistic about their future operations and confident that they will be able to put a leash on this calamity.

However, the ACMD are still having a big problem with the ambiguous legislation and schedule of the research chemicals in the first place. There are hundreds of research chemicals that have been playing useful roles in laboratory researches. However, there are also a few extreme ones that can cause serious problems among users. ACMD’s Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said that “Although tremendous progress has been made in legislating and scheduling these dangerous substances, this enforcement action has disrupted the entire illegal industry, from manufacturers to retailers”.

He also said. “Together with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, we are committed in targeting these new and emerging research chemicals with every scientific, legislative, and investigative tool at our disposal.” However, to many this is still a long shot that will take more manpower and effort to finally draw the line between the safe research chemicals and the illicit risky ones.

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