Monday, September 13, 2010

uk & canadian troops investigated over heroin trafficking claims

video: military running heroin smuggling operation
uk & canadian troops investigated over heroin trafficking claimsfrom guardian: Military police are investigating claims that British soldiers have been involved in heroin trafficking in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence said it was aware of "unsubstantiated" claims that troops were buying the drug from dealers and shipping it out of the country in military aircraft. An inquiry is focusing on British and Canadian personnel at airports in Camp Bastion and Kandahar. Security has been tightened, with additional sniffer dogs being used. Afghanistan is the source of 90% of the world's opium. Some drug bosses in the country have implicated soldiers in the trade. Last year the Sunday Times spoke to one dealer who said members of the military were the second largest buyers of heroin after foreign drug lords. The newspaper was told: "The soldiers whose term of duty is about to finish, they give an order to our boss." A team of detectives from the Ministry of Defence's special investigations branch is believed to be heading the investigation into the claims.

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1 comment:

Anti Oligarch said...

They're trying to blame it all on some poor soldiers.
Guessing why I can't help but think the hyper-inoculated dumbed down lost souls were opposed to killing innocent locals attending weddings?

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