You never know what you will find in the old records! A sealed package containing heroin was found in an 80-year-old Foreign Office file at the U.K. National Archives. It was filed with a document from the British Consulate in Cairo about a 1928 court case.
The off-white powder, discovered by a member of the public who asked to see the file, was sent for analysis. And having been confirmed as heroin, the substance was handed over to the Metropolitan Police.
You can read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16244217
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