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Finnish prime minister willing to take drug test after partying videos surface

She denied seeing or doing drugs at the party

Published: August 18, 2022 7:27pm

Updated: August 18, 2022 8:33pm

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said she is willing to take a drug test after videos were published of her partying with friends as one person in the background seems to yell, "flour gang," in reference to cocaine.

Reporters grilled the 36-year-old leader of Finland after videos surfaced on Wednesday of her dancing, singing and hugging friends.

Marin, a Social Democratic Party member, said the videos are from a few weeks ago and they were never intended to be made public, according to Finnish outlet Iltalehti, as translated. She denied seeing or doing drugs at the party and said she is unaware of any possible illegal activities that occurred.

She said she did not think the phrase "flour gang" could be heard in the video, but Iltalehti reported that a sound technology expert and a linguist both confirmed that the reference to cocaine can be heard.

Marin said she has "no problem" taking a drug test, but it is a unique request. "I didn't see any evidence that anything was used anywhere," she said in defense of herself.

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