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Ultra-violet light is being used by Cumbria Police as the latest weapon in the battle against illegal drugs use. Police have distributed ten "cocaine torches" to neighbourhood policing teams and drug squads in the west of the county.

Shone on noses and mouths, they show minute traces of cocaine which might be invisible to the naked eye. Anyone suspected of using the drug will be searched by officers and prosecuted if necessary.
[BBC News]