A SHOCKED father has told of how he discovered a packet of drugs inside some swimming shorts he bought from a discount retailer in Portsmouth.
Adam Travers and his girlfriend Hannah Youell found nine white pills in an envelope in the back pocket of the Chinese-made clothes after buying them from Primark in the Cascades Centre.
The drugs were with a piece of paper covered in Chinese writing.
Adam, 33, said it was lucky Hannah, 29, spotted the pills because their five-month-old son Oscar might have got hold of them.
“I was really shocked. If the baby had got them that could have been disastrous,” he told The Sun newspaper. “It was also lucky we found them before going on holiday as it could have caused problems at the airport.”
Adam alerted police whose tests revealed the pills were a prescription anti-depressant.
Primark said an investigation had shown the pills were put in the shorts at the time of manufacture after being sent to an unapproved sub-contractor in China and that since the incident it had cut ties with the supplier.