Scientists find cocaine in English river shrimp

A group of scientists found cocaine in freshwater shrimps as they were testing rivers in Suffolk, a county in England, for chemicals products

In the study, researchers from King's College London, in collaboration with the University of Suffolk, tested 15 sites in Suffolk. According to the report, cocaine was found in all test samples, as well as other illicit drugs, such as ketamine.

An "amazing" finding, the scientists said. "Whether the presence of cocaine in aquatic animals is a problem in Suffolk, or a more widespread occurrence in the UK and abroad, awaits further research," said Nic Bury, a professor at Suffolk University, quoted by the BBC.

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