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Drugs: Seizure And Destruction

Volume 414: debated on Monday 3 November 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What records are kept of dangerous drugs seized by the police and of the subsequent destruction of any such drugs, and whether they will state what methods are used for the destruction of such drugs.

Seizures of drugs by police officers are recorded within individual forces and certain central records of drug seizures, including those by the police, are also maintained. Records of the destruction of seized drugs are maintained by chief officers. The usual method of destruction is incineration.