Pinched by Pollen

lilies1.jpgScientists are using lily pollen as a way of trapping criminals by linking them to weapons and ammunition.
We all know how hard it can be sometimes to remove lily pollen from carpets, cushions, etc. That is why here at flowers24hours.co.uk we always remove the pollen from any opened lily blossoms before we send them out to the customer.  Then we wash our hands, sometimes scrubbing with a nailbrush.

Apparently these precautions would not be enough as the microscopic grains can still be found on our skin or clothes by forensic techniques. Crime fighters are testing ways of “tagging” weapons and ammunition with identifiable lily pollens which will then leave traces on the criminal. Even the high temperatures caused by gunfire will not destroy the distinct identity of the pollen “tags”.

Pinched by Pollen was last modified: August 5th, 2008 by admin
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