Traces of Cocaine Found Inside UK Parliament!
After traces of cocaine were discovered at 11 of 12 locations tested in the UK Parliament, several MPs threaten to use sniffer dogs inside the House and call for an investigation.
Senior British MPs have threatened to use sniffer dogs inside the House of Parliament in a bid to curb drug abuse. The move comes after investigators found traces of cocaine at 11 of the 12 sites tested.
According to the Sunday Times newspaper, among the sites where traces of cocaine were discovered was the restroom near the offices of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle said he will notify police after discovering the drugs in toilets in the House and in the adjacent Portcullis building, where several MPs have offices.
Eleven out of 12 lavatories in Parliament tested positive for cocaine.https://t.co/rFOIzfwov3— Brian Whitaker (@Brian_Whit) December 5, 2021
For his part, Chairman of the Administration Committee, Conservative MP Charles Walker, told the Sunday Times that “The House of Commons has a long history of using sniffer dogs to detect explosives."
“It may be that we now need to broaden the range of sniffer dogs . . . to include those which can detect drugs," he added.
The newspaper quoted a source, on the condition of anonymity, as saying that he saw an MP "openly snorting cocaine at a party."
The Leader of the Liberal Democrat Sir Ed Davey said, "When thousands of young people are in prison for their drug use, it is outrageous that people are doing cocaine in parliament with impunity."
"Government ministers cannot talk tough about illegal drugs while turning a blind eye to their mates," he expressed.