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Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
December 21st, 2011, 12:19 AM
"The National Archives is best known for dusty files rather than Class A drug powders, so it came as a shock when a researcher found heroin there.

In October a scholar visiting the Government's official archive in Kew, west London, asked for a 1928 Foreign Office file from the British Consulate in Cairo, Egypt, detailing a criminal assault court case involving possession of narcotics.

Upon opening file FO 841/276, the researcher was intrigued to find a pouch containing 19 sachets with a mysterious "off-white powder" inside..."

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/20/heroin-find-at-national-archives_n_1159723.html

Phillip Walton
December 21st, 2011, 05:12 AM
What intrigued me was the story of the mummified rat.