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Opioid/Fentanyl Detection Project   [open pdf - 169KB]

From the Document: "Through Executive Order 13784, the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis was established to counter the public health crisis responsible for 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017. In direct response, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has established a program in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to deliver improved drug detection capabilities within 12-18 months. [...] The Opioid/Fentanyl Detection Project will identify and develop capabilities to better detect and interdict synthetic opioids like fentanyl entering the United States through international mail and parcel shipments. This program will provide advanced detection technologies and analytics that increase screening capacity at international mail facilities, without unduly impacting the flow of legitimate trade. This program aims to increase the number of interdictions of illicit drugs, reducing the overall supply entering the United States."

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2020-01
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Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/
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