MSA provide a reliable, cost effective, and efficient service to civil and criminal defence solicitors. This service is provided by MSA’s team of experts, each of whom has the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to provide expert witness evidence in a wide range of civil and criminal cases.
Areas of Expertise:
- Police use of Itemiser/Ionscan IMS technology for Screening (Drugs/Banknotes/Vehicles/Premises)
- Drugs on Banknotes
- Drugs in Vehicles
- Drugs on Clothing
- Drugs on Mobile Telephones
- Drugs in Premises
- Drugs on Personnel/General Items
- Bulk Drugs
- Blood Alcohol Analysis
- Alcohol Technical Defence
- Plastics, tape & packaging matching
- Analytical Chemistry
MSA provide analytical services for each of the areas of expertise as well as fact and opinion based evidence. This flexibility allows our experts to provide an in-depth analysis of the evidence provided by the prosecution. Using the company’s extensive knowledge and databases, MSA experts can provide expert witness evidence on a wide range of exhibits types analysed by other laboratories, or by the Police.
Please refer to the Our Expertise page for detailed descriptions of our team of experts and their specialised skills.
Drug menace off the streets
A significant, longstanding figure within the drug dealing fraternity in Scotland has recently been found guilty by a majority verdict.
Mass Spec Analytical on the road
Over the past few months, MSA experts has been on the road providing training and educational talks to over 35 different law enforcement groups throughout the UK.
Case study spotlight
Drug Trafficking/Money Laundering Operation: Drugs on money
The Operation was a long running international drug smuggling operation resulting in the seizure of more than 12 tons of controlled drugs with an estimated street value in excess of £61 million.