Cocaine, ketamine found in shrimp captured in U.K.

  • Researchers found cocaine in all samples of shrimp tested in a rural area of eastern England, they revealed on May 1, with ketamine also widespread.


  • Scientists from King’s College London, in collaboration with the University of Suffolk, made the “surprise” discovery after taking samples from 15 locations across the farming county of Suffolk.
  • The study, published in Environment International, looked at the levels of various “micro-pollutants” in freshwater shrimp.
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