The heir to the multibillion-dollar TetraPak packaging business has been arrested after his wife was found dead in their luxury London home.
Eva Rausing, 48, was found dead in the west London home she shared with her husband yesterday.
Hours earlier, 49-year-old father-of-four Hans Kristian Rausing, was arrested after he was found driving erratically in South London and found to be carrying Class A drugs.
Police then searched his home and found more illicit substances, as well as his wife’s body.
Scotland Yard has confirmed he is being questioned over the ‘unexplained death’ and that the body found was Eva Rausing's.
Further tests are being conducted after an autopsy failed to establish a formal cause of death.
Police confirmed to British media that Hans Rausing was receiving medical attention, but would not confirm whether he remained under police guard.
It’s not the first time the couple’s drug problems have reached the media, with Eva Rausing arrested outside the U.S. Embassy in London in 2008 for allegedly trying to bring crack cocaine and heroin into building in her handbag, leading to a police search of their $10 million London town house, which uncovered small amounts of cocaine, crack and heroin.
They were charged with drug possession but the charges were later dropped.
The Rausing family issued a statement at the time, saying relatives were "deeply saddened" by the couple's drug problems and they hoped they could overcome their addictions.
Hans Rausing's Swedish father helped transform the TetraPak business into the successful manufacturer of laminated cardboard drink containers it is today.
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