Levan Samkharauli National Forensics Bureau has responded to Tbilisi mayoral candidate Giorgi Gakharia’s statement saying that the Bureau tried to contrive a scheme against him.
“We conduct drug tests in accordance with the international ISO 1705 standard and the regulations provided for by the legislation. The biological sample (urine), the most informative and reliable source, is used to determine whether the subject does drugs. The bureau examines the biological sample in the presence of its owner and provides him/her with the corresponding opinion.
The bureau is equipped with all devices to hold a hair analysis, but this method "is deemed the least informative”, - reads the statement.