Drugloo (UK) Limited is an Award Winning company which manufactures Banned Substance Recovery Units in Colchester, UK.

The first Drugloo unit was invented by Ray Nicholls, a director of Drugloo (UK) Limited, when he was asked to attend a meeting with HM Custom & Excise at Dover Sea Port, England. During the meeting, Ray was asked to provide a practical solution to the growing problem of recovering packages of banned substances from people attempting to smuggle these items into the UK inside their bodies.

The brief was simple – HM Customs & Excise needed to recover concealed packages SAFELY, HYGIENICALLY and as SYMPATHETICALLY as possible. In a manner that would protect the operative from potential exposure to human discharge and infections. This was the start of a long road for Ray spanning several years, culminating in him developing a comprehensive range of Drugloo units that you will find on website today.

Whilst we have a comprehensive range of Drugloo units we specialise in providing customised solutions for each project.

You will now find Drugloo units in over 35 countries.

Drugloo units are used to recover

  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Explosives
  • Diamonds
  • Mobile phones
  • Sim Cards
  • Money
  • Prisoner Communications

Our customers

  • Border Agencies
  • Police
  • Prison Service
  • Hospitals
  • Airports
  • Seaports
  • Secure Medical Facilities
  • Specialist Task Forces
  • Coast Guard
  • Military

Drugloo specifications

  • All units are extremely robust and made from stainless steel
  • All units are retro fits and/or portable
  • Hermetically sealed agitation unit
  • Separate sterilisation recovery chamber
  • Tamper-proof mechanism
  • Protects operatives from bad odours and contaminated water
  • Protects operatives from potentially harmful infections
  • No contamination of evidence
  • All units have a 25-year life expectancy
  • Minimal maintenance

Drugloo units are hand-built in our factory in Colchester, UK.