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LOOK: Cake mix mistaken for drugs by police

/ 05:52 PM September 02, 2019

Police mistook vegan cake ingredients as illegal substances during a recent drug bust at the Gatwick airport in London, United Kingdom.

Cleaners found a suitcase containing blue bags of “suspicious-looking” white powder on a train at the airport last Wednesday, Aug. 28, as per Brighton & Hove Independent on the same day. 

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The cake ingredients found in blue plastic bags. Image: Twitter/@BTPSussex

They proceeded to report it to the British Transport Police (BTP), who inspected the substances with the U.K. Home Office, another government department responsible for immigration and security.

After testing the contents of the bags, they discovered the powders to be dairy-free cake mix. The ingredients belonged to Purezza, a plant-based restaurant in Brighton, as per Metro last Thursday, Aug. 29. 

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Following the investigation, the BTP took to social media to inform the public about the odd incident.

“Please label your foods and bring samples of cakes next time you visit,” the police force’s Twitter account joked. “#cakefine.”

The restaurant’s Twitter page replied: “Thanks for going easy on us guys! A slab of cake all round is in order when you’re next in Brighton.”

The establishment also made light of the situation on their respective Twitter account last Thursday, Aug. 29.

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“So, we had quite an eventful time transporting some of our ingredients today,” the restaurant’s account quipped.

BTP said it spoke with the establishment’s owner and had no concerns. As per report, no arrests were made after the bags were investigated. Ryan Arcadio/JB

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