Chinese Police Sewer Data To Track Illegal Drugs

Jul 19, 2018

Gizmodo reports that Chinese police are reportedly testing waste water for the presence of illegal substances. They are using the data to find illegal drug manufacturers in the country. As drugs pass through people’s bodies, they may be leaving a trail for police to follow.according to Nature, police have begun using wastewater-based epidemiology in Zhongshan to track drug use throughout the city and arrest illegal drug manufacturers.