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Traces of Cocaine have been found on samples from the Houses of Parliament

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An investigation has found that there are traces of cocaine within a number of key locations within the Houses Of Parliament.

It’s important to note that the areas were the small traces have been found are within public accessible areas only.

Maybe it’s the thrill of members of the public wanting to take the drugs in such a risky and high profile area?.

The investigation which was carried out by VICE discovered that from nine sampled locations within the Houses of Parliament four were actually contaminated with the Class a drug Cocaine.

The drug traces were mainly found within the toilets located near to MPs offices.

Trace amounts of cocaine were allegedly discovered in a toilet located near to The Strangers Bar on the Estate.

No traces were found anywhere else within the building only areas where the public have access.

VICE took a special swipe into the building which is a pale pink and turns blue if cocaine is detected.

They sampled areas which are accessible to parliamentary pass holders such as civil servants, MPs and Lords.

But are also accessible to members of the public who are wanting to visit the Palace of Westminster.

The samples came back positive within two toilet areas within a private part of the building which is located outside of the offices of those who work within the Houses of Parliament.

Within a disabled toilet outside The Woolsack one of the bards within the Palace of Westminster which is accessible by visitors and staff.

The news comes as it was announced that several of the candidates who had been running for the conservative party leadership had admitted to taking drugs in the past.

Really within 2019 not many will be shocked by the news but it comes after Micheal Gove admitted he used cocaine when he was a journalist.

Jeremy Hunt who is in the final running to be the next Prime Minister has also admitted that he used cannabis

Boris Johnson has yet to admit if he has or has not taken drugs in the past while he keeps the news of any drugs uses under wraps.

However back when Boris appeared on comedy panel show of Have i Got News for you he admitted that he may or may not have taken it. But he was apparently just joking.

At that time he joked “I sneezed and so it did not go up my nose, in fact, I may have been doing icing sugar.”

The spokesperson for Parliament has taken a strong stance on the issue. stating “Parliament takes the issue of substance misuse very seriously and offers a range of welfare and health support services for those who need them.

“Parliament is a public place and we welcome over a million visitors a year who have access to the facilities. Should drug use be identified in Parliament, appropriate action would be taken.”

We’ll never really know who’s been taking the drugs inside the houses of parliament but it is certainly worrying that someone out there is willing to take drugs so closely to MPs, Lords, personal protection officers and of course the police who patrol the site.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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