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Politicians caught out in TV drug test (Italy)
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Politicians caught out in TV drug test

From correspondents in Rome
October 10, 2006 06:09am
Article from: Agence France-Presse:

SIXTEEN Italian politicians tested positive for cocaine or cannabis use in a trick drugs test carried out by a television satire show, the country's media reported today.

The show tested 50 parliamentarians by applying what appeared to be make-up to their faces, telling them they were to appear in a debate on the country's budget, the ANSA news agency reported in a story soon taken up by other media.

The make-up actually consisted of chemicals that could detect the presence of drugs in sweat on the participants' skin. It detected cocaine in four of the politicians and cannabis in 12. Both the drugs are banned in Italy.
The drug test is to be broadcast tomorrow. Director Matteo Viviani said the identities of those who had tested positive would not be revealed.,23599,20554881-1702,00.h...

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