Clandestine Meth Labs
The Illicit Drug Data Report 2015–16 shows that, while the number of clandestine laboratories (‘clan labs’) identified nationally continued to decrease over the reporting period, Queensland accounted for 40% of labs detected across the nation.
“Nationally, around two-thirds of the clan labs detected in 2015–16 were in residential locations, posing significant risks to surrounding communities as they are used to covertly manufacture illicit drugs or their precursors, with many of the chemicals used both hazardous and corrosive in nature.” (ACIC, 2017) .
The number of clan labs discovered in Queensland is staggering, but the truth is much more frightening. The numbers reported from 2015-16 only account for around 10% of clan labs that are active. The real number of labs operating in Queensland is much higher, with 90% going unreported and therefore undetected.
Please see our PDF for more details: Dunrite Meth Screening PDF.