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Tetra-Pak heir's wife found dead in London home

  • One of the UK's richest women has been found dead in London.

    The body of U.S. national Eva Rausing, a member of the family behind the Tetra-Pak cartons empire, was reportedly found at her home in west London.

    A 49-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death and on suspicion of possession of drugs.

    He is currently in police custody.

    In 2008 Rausing and her husband Hans Kristian Rausing faced drug charges after crack, heroin and 52 grams of cocaine were found in their home.

    Mrs Rausing had earlier been arrested after she allegedly tried to smuggle small amounts of crack cocaine and heroin into the U.S. embassy in London.

    Charges were dropped and a caution was issued.

    The family made their fortune from the Tetra Laval milk carton, patented by Ruben Rausing in the 1960s.

    The packaging allows milk to be kept fresh without refrigeration.