Compulsory Drugs Test

Sailors Fail Compulsory Drugs Test (CDT)

A report today in the Mail on Sunday claims that three sailors serving on a British naval submarine, HMS Vengeance, have failed Compulsory Drugs Test (CDT) by testing positive for cocaine.

The sailors were found to have failed a urine drug test for the Class A substance, shortly after arriving at a military base in Florida.  On return to the ship’s naval base in Scotland, the three were removed from the vessel.

Military sources have suggested to the newspaper that the three sailors may be part of a bigger group of service personnel who took the drug a recent trip ashore.

How Does a Urine Drug Test for Cocaine Work?

When a urine drug test for cocaine is taken, the test is actually testing for Benzoylecgonine, which is the main metabolite of cocaine. Screening for benzoylecgonine with a urine drug test kit will determine recent usage of Cocaine.

What is a Compulsory Drugs Test (CDT)?

The British Military’s CDT programme is a two-part screening and confirmatory process. Illegal drugs, as defined by the under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA 1971) are screened for at both screening and confirmation stages in the CDT process.

In 2017, the BBC reported an increase in the number of military personnel failing the Compulsory Drugs Test. A freedom of information requested revealed an increase in the numbers failing the test, from 80 in 2012/13 to 110 in 2016/17.

The military in the country has always maintained a zero-tolerance attitude towards drug taking within the service. Any personnel found to be taking drugs face the threat of discharge from the service, under military rules. In a tiny number of exceptional circumstances, where an out of character mistake is made by a young military person, second chances can be considered. However, this only occurs happen if Commanding Officer is of the opinion that the individual meets certain, pre-stipulated retention criteria.

Best Drug Tests For Cocaine

Cocaine Surface Wipes

Cocaine Surface Wipes

These Zoom Testing Cocaine Drug Swabs offer a highly reliable test for the immediate detection of cocaine on any surface. This cocaine trace wipe was developed in cooperation with Police and Customs Authorities for the determination of cocaine residues on all surfaces. Simply tear open the foil pouch, remove the ... Read More

£2.99Add to basket

Cocaine Drug Test (COC)

Cocaine Drug Test (COC)

Professional cocaine urine drug testing kits. These single use cocaine drug testing cassettes detect COC in urine at a cut-off of 300 ng/mL. Zoom Testing cocaine drug screening tests are 99% reliable and give results in less than 5 minutes. This product is used to obtain a visual, qualitative result and ... Read More

£2.49£28.99Select options

MMC003-Cocaine-Drug-Identification-Test

Cocaine Drug Identification Tests – 10 Ampoule Pack

These drug identification kits are designed for use by professionals and individuals who need to quickly identify a suspect sample. Each box contains 10 Cocaine Drug Identification Tests Tests This drug identification test is used for the presumptive identification of cocaine and crack. Using the kit is simple. A small ... Read More

£29.99Add to basket

3 Panel Drug Test Kit

3 Panel Drug Test – Urine – Type E

This 3 panel multi drug test kit is designed for qualitative determination of drug substances in a sample of urine. It is designed to detect the presence of Amphetamine (AMP), Cocaine (COC) and Cannabis (THC). The drug test kit analyses specific compounds in a human urine specimen.The test gives easy ... Read More

£5.99£85.99Select options

3 in 1 Saliva Drug Test (Oral Fluid Testing Kits)

3 in 1 Saliva Drug Test (Oral Fluid Testing Kits)

This Zoom Testing Oral Fluid Drug Test has been designed to check for the presence of the 3 most common drugs of abuse in the UK today - Cannabis, Cocaine & Heroin. This drug test has a brand new ergonomic design. It's an all-in-one test that simply requires the person ... Read More

£6.99Add to basket

Photo by Billeasy on Unsplash