‘3kg of cocaine’ found in flat given to Berlusconi’s model friend

Friday, January 28, 2011

LONDON - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is already embroiled in a sex case, has also been accused of keeping drugs in a flat that he lent to one of his female guests.

The investigation into the sex case was voted by 11 to eight by the parliamentary committee to recommend that the investigation be declared null and void.

Parliament must now vote whether to accept its advice.

Berlusconi is currently alleged to have paid for sex with an underage girl, Karima el-Mahroug. Further problems ensued when it was revealed in evidence to Italy’s parliament that almost 3kg of cocaine was found last year in the cellar of a flat allegedly provided free to Marysthell Garc�a Polanco, from the Dominican Republic, at his villa outside Milan.

The drugs bust took place before the scandal broke.

The lot was a part of a haul of more than 12kg allegedly belonging to Garc�a Polanco’s boyfriend, who was arrested while driving a car belonging to Nicole Minetti, who, prosecutors claim, organised the supply of women for Berlusconi’s parties.

Berlusconi dismissed the new evidence as “just mud [thrown about] to bad mouth me,” reports the Guardian.

Leaked extracts from the documents in the Italian press indicated that in December she used her friendship with the prime minister to gain access to the prefect of Milan in an apparently unsuccessful attempt to obtain an Italian passport. (ANI)

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