Traces of hard drugs have been found in buildings used by the British government, according to a report. The “Guardian” reported Friday evening, citing insiders, that traces of white powder were discovered last summer at the Chevening country estate used by British foreign ministers. Allies of then-Secretary of State Liz Truss are said to have celebrated there over two weekends shortly before she was elected prime minister.
According to the report, it is believed to have been cocaine. Similar substances are also said to have been found in Downing Street after lockdown parties, as other insiders reported to the “Guardian”. However, neither ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was still in power at the time, nor Truss himself knew about the drugs or even used them.
A spokeswoman for Liz Truss dismissed the allegations as “untrue”. Both Truss and Johnson said they had never heard of such finds. Both pointed out that this must be the case if there were any evidence supporting the finds.
The affair about banned parties in Downing Street during the Corona lockdowns had contributed significantly to the fall of ex-Prime Minister Johnson. Liz Truss, on the other hand, had to resign after a few weeks because of the disastrous consequences of her economic policy. Both had announced a tougher course against hard drugs.