BBC News: Cocaine found in shrimp in Suffolk rivers

No smuggling involved….but mirrors the findings on wild Canadian salmon last year with traces of 70 different man made drugs and pharmaceuticals found.

Here it is freshwater shrimp in UK carrying cocaine and ketamine……

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-48117678

Picture on Daily Mirror is disturbing. It is of a farmed tropical shrimp.

Needs response.

Thanks to Nelson Gerundo at Shrimp Yahoo Group for pointing out below…

The original source of this BBC News Article was from the published research work of Thomas H. Miller, King Tiong Ng, Samuel T. Bury, Sophie E. Bury, Nicolas R. Bury, and Leon P. Barron on the pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in freshwater invertebrate to estimate toxic or effect pressure. (Accepted on April 17, 2019, and published online on May 1, 2019)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412019307160 (as cited by Palko Karasz of New York Times, May 1, 2019)

The shrimp referred in the news was Gammarus pulex (Linnaeus 1758)… a species of freshwater amphipod crustacean common in Europe.

https://farm9.static.flickr.com/8382/8599195064_a8a1a30ff2_b.jpg

Concern is that it is not a species Penaeid shrimp as inserted in the news provided by the Mirror (Tom Davidson, May 1, 2019) which might be confusing to the EU public shrimp consumers.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shrimp-found-suffolk-rivers-cocaine-14980636

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