13 September 2010

UK, Canadian Troops Investigated in Smuggling Operations

There are reports that British and Canadian troops may have smuggled heroin out of Afghanistan.

Military police in Britain are investigating reports that British and Canadian troops smuggled heroin out of Afghanistan, according to British media reports.

“We are aware of these allegations,” a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence told the Sunday Times. “Although they are unsubstantiated, we take any such reports very seriously and we have already tightened our existing procedures both in Afghanistan and in the UK, including through increasing the use of trained sniffer dogs.”

Published reports in Canada say Canadian Forces military police are looking into the accusations, but aren’t aware of an ongoing investigation into the activities of Canadian soldiers.

By: Brant

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