Tulisa arrested over drug deal allegations

Metropolitan Police are thought to have acted on information passed to them after a tabloid report alleged the star had acted as a go-between in a cocaine deal

Former X Factor judge Tulisa has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.

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The news comes following a tabloid report alleging the singer, 24, had arranged a deal for half an ounce of cocaine and that a dossier of information would be passed to the police.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police issued yesterday confirmed they had “received information concerning the alleged supply of illegal drugs at a central London location”.

A 35-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of the same offence.

According to the report in The Sun, Tulisa was filmed offering up a contact who reportedly delivered the drugs to a journalist. 

“Half my phone book sells it. Of course I can get it for you…” Tulisa is said to have told the reporter over lunch at London restaurant Nobu. “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.

“Whatever you want, he’s got it.”

Tulisa reportedly said she did not take cocaine herself but regularly arranged deals for friends.

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No statement has yet been made by or on behalf of the star since the allegations surfaced.