Cocaine found in 70 per cent of pubs

PENICUIK Sector Inspector Neil Simpson with cocaine swab kits which officers have been using in local pubs to find for traces of drugs.
PENICUIK Sector Inspector Neil Simpson with cocaine swab kits which officers have been using in local pubs to find for traces of drugs.

Toilets in seven out of ten pubs tested positive for cocaine when inspected by police.

Officers say they uncovered a “higher than expected” level of use of the class A drug in licensed premises in Penicuik and Roslin.

Ten venues were visited on Friday, December 30, as part of Operation Eucalyptus when police inspected toilet cubicles for evidence of the illegal drug.

Officers wiped a specially-treated tissue across flat surfaces within the cubicles, including the top of cisterns. The tissue turns blue if it comes into contact with traces of cocaine.

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