Australia's cocaine' contaminated with levamisole and phenacetin cause cancer

Australia's cocaine' contaminated with levamisole and phenacetin cause cancer
Australia's cocaine' contaminated with levamisole and phenacetin cause cancer
Urgent warning Australia's 'Christmas cocaine' is contaminated with chemicals causing skin infections and CANCER  Party season cocaine could be cut with deadly chemicals   Police detected levamisole and phenacetin in seized batches in Australia  Australians consume 5.6 tonnes of cocaine a year 

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A warning's been issued about cocaine that may be circulating in Australia ahead of Christmas, with police finding hauls that have been cut with drugs dangerous to humans.

The Australian Federal Police says cocaine seized is testing positive to levamisole - an animal worming agent that can induce skin infections in humans - as well as phenacetin which was withdrawn in Canada and the United States decades ago due to causing cancer and kidney damage.

It is estimated Australians consume about 5.6 tonnes of cocaine each year and police are urging

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