02 Dec '11, 9pm

1 in 10 UK banknotes show traces of coke: More than one in 10 British bank- notes is tainted with cocaine, accor...

More than one in 10 British bank- notes is tainted with cocaine, according to tests by the police. An inquiry for the Home Office's advisory council for the misuse of drugs showed 11 per cent of notes in circulation tested positive for traces of the drug - a rise from 4 per cent in 2005. The findings reinforce Britain's position as the cocaine capital of Europe. The inquiry was told by police experts that longer pub hours may have contributed to the rise, with men in their 20s using cocaine to stay awake while out drinking. The Daily Telegraph

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