If anyone had any doubts about the use or application of forensic palynology then surely they should be dispelled by now. Work completed by Dr Dallas Mildenhall, based here in sunny New Zealand, helped Interpol arrest and charge three Chinese man in relation to production and distribution of counterfeit drugs. The pollen content of samples of counterfeit drugs was examined. The results indicated that the drugs had been exposed to pollen in southern China, which helped Interpol focus their search on particular Chinese individuals ‘of interest’. Forensic palynology: top!
Posted on 24 August, 2009 by Forensic Scientist