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Biden briefed on the investigation of cocaine in the White House

Biden briefed on :

the investigation of cocaine in the White House

White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre announced that the US president, Joe Biden, had been informed about the cocaine investigation found in the White House.

Jean-Pierre said:

  • We are confident that the intelligence service will come to the truth.
  • The President shall monitor all communications
  • and shall be informed of what is known .

The president and his family were not at his residence in Washington over the weekend, but left the White House on Friday and returned on Tuesday.

The substance had been found in the West Wing

where there were always many staff and visitors.

A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service earlier told CNN that laboratory tests of the substance found in the White House proved to be cocaine.

US Secret Service:

The substance found in the White House is cocaine anaesthetic

A U.S. Secret Service spokesperson told CNN that laboratory tests of the substance found in the White House were cocaine.

Previous field tests showed a positive result for cocaine, but the substance was sent for further evaluation and testing.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the chemical was discovered close to the West Wing's ground floor entrance.

which is where the White House staff pass by on their way to the building.

US media reported that the material was found near where guests were asked to leave their mobile phones before heading to the West Wing.

On Monday :

After a suspicious suitcase containing white powder was discovered within the facility, the White House was briefly evacuated.

showing after examination that the packaging contained the drug cocaine.

The evacuation affected several areas around

the White House :

 and road closures caused traffic disruptions.

Secret Service Investigates Incident Finding White

Powder Believed to Be Cocaine in White House

CBS reported that a White House storage cabinet where staff and visitors leave mobile phones was found on white powder believed to be cocaine.

  • The room is located in the west wing of the building
  • which also houses the Oval Office and offices for senior officials of
  • U.S. President Joe Biden's administration and staff.

It quoted a senior officer that the United States

Secret Service was conducting a thorough investigation into the incident

and was examining recordings from surveillance cameras

and records to determine

who had access to the treasury.

The Washington Post previously wrote that a suspicious substance had been found on Sunday evening. The substance tested positive for cocaine.

Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said experts

were testing the substance further to find out how it entered the White House.

After the discovery of a suspicious substance, officials were briefly evacuated from the White House, stating that President Biden was not in the building at the time.