Detecting drug abuse using instant detectors

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Malaysia’s National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) will embark on a pioneer study to detect drug abuse by using two Instant Visual Drug Detectors (IVDD 2.0).

Director-General Zulkifli Abdullah said the device would detect drug abuse in an individual through an eye-screening sensor.

He said the study would be carried out for six months before usage of the device could be determined. “Hopefully, the technology will produce satisfactory results so that we can have a less intrusive drug detection method, which is also faster, safer and cleaner,” he told reporters after the device handing-over ceremony yesterday.

The two IVDDs costing MYR136,000 were received from the supplier, Nyla Sdn Bhd through the company’s corporate initiative programme with the AADK.

Zulkifli said the effectiveness of the device would be tested during integrated operations in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, especially at entertainment centres, people’s housing project (PPR) areas and schools.