Mojacar police target drug-drivers

Four caught in random roadside test as 'drugalyser' is used for the first time

The mobile drug-testing unit now being used by police in Mojacar

By Richard Torné

Four drivers stopped at the weekend at a random roadside check in Mojacar tested positive for drugs in the first such test carried out by the local police in the tourist resort, CA News can reveal.

Although drug-driving tests are normally carried out by the Guardia Civil, Mojacar’s police force is reputedly the first one in the Levante area of Almería to introduce a mobile drug screening system, which detects the presence of illegal drugs in saliva, including cocaine, amphetamines, and THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, one of the main compounds found in cannabis.

The €6,000 German made ‘drugalyser’ unit was used for the first time on Saturday (August 19) to net the drivers.

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