Evidence of class A drug use detected in UK's seat of power
Chemical swabs found substance on toilet seats and hair dryers
Drug was also found in toilets close to MPs' offices, away from public areas
Evidence of cocaine use has been found inside toilets at the Houses of Parliament, including some just yards from MPs' offices.
Traces of the class A drug were found in nine toilets throughout the Palace Of Westminster, the meeting place of the UK's political elite.
The powder was detected in toilets used by guests at Parliament's bars, as well as cubicles a few yards away from MPs' offices - areas where members of the public are restricted from going.
Not to be sniffed at: Evidence of cocaine use has been uncovered at the Houses of Parliament
Charlie: Possession of cocaine can get you up to seven years in jail. File picture
The drug use was uncovered using cocaine indicator swabs, which come up with blue blotches when rubbed on surfaces where the drug has been laid out in lines, such as toilet seats and hairdryers. The swabs are used by the police and customs officers.
As Parliament’s toilets are cleaned regularly, the white powder must have been snorted in the past few hours, according to reporters from The Sun, who did the testing.
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