Drug Valuation (22738/18)

Request

I am writing with a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to be provided with any current policies, procedures, guidelines or other documents held by you which relate to how illegal drugs or other illegal substances are valued by your police service.

By this, I don’t mean operational policies or procedures around how drugs are dealt with, but specifically the way by which their value is determined. This will include any protocols on the process followed to assess value, as well as any documents which relate to current estimated values.

I would also like to be be provided with any policies, procedures, guidelines or other documents relating to the same topic which are no longer current.

Response

We can confirm that some relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, we are withholding that information since it is exempt by virtue of the following exemption:

Section 31 (1) (Law enforcement)

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached.

Attachments

22738_PIT_01

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