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Tulisa arrested following drug sting

By | Published on Wednesday 5 June 2013


Former N-Dubz member and ‘X-Factor’ judge Tulisa Contostavlos was arrested by the Metropolitan Police yesterday.

This followed one of those we-asked-a-person-to-do-something-and-they-only-bloody-went-and-did-it exposés published in The Sun at the weekend, in which undercover reporters from the paper secretly recorded the singer allegedly arranging an £800 cocaine deal.

In the recording, Tulisa is heard to say: “Half my phone book sells [cocaine]. Of course I can get it for you. Half the guys I know are drug dealers. One’s a massive cocaine dealer. He’s my best friend. He’s a gangster – he’s my gangster”.

The ex-Ndubber is also reported to told Sun journalists that she doesn’t take cocaine herself, but does smoke marijuana. She also offered to get that drug for them as well, and spoke of a secret code she and her dealer friend used when discussing drugs – calling them ‘sweets’ and coding different types by colour.

After initially failing to buy any drugs – one dealer initially pulling out because he was worried, for some reason, that the conversation was being recorded – The Sun says its reporters were eventually given the number for rapper Mike GLC. They then reportedly arranged to purchase half an ounce of cocaine from him.

In a statement yesterday, Scotland Yard said: “A 35 year old man and a 24 year old have been arrested by appointment at a central London police station on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs”.

The pair were later bailed.

Prior to the arrest, clothing brand Bank, owned by JD Sports, which sells Contostavlos’s fashion line TFB, was already said to be considering ending its partnership with the singer. A spokesperson said in a statement: “Following the news that has unfolded this weekend concerning Tulisa – Bank Fashion are currently reviewing their options regarding her continued involvement with Bank and her clothing range TFB”.