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British troops in Afghanistan face heroin smuggling probe

AFP [1]
Sunday, September 12, 2010

LONDON — British military police are investigating claims that the country’s servicemen may have trafficked heroin out of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence in London said Sunday.

An inquiry has been launched into what officials termed “unsubstantiated” allegations that service personnel had bought the drug and used military aircraft to transport it out of the war-torn country.

British troops at airports in Camp Bastion and Kandahar are under investigation and security has been tightened with additional sniffer dogs brought in as part of the crackdown.

“We are aware of these allegations,” said a ministry spokeswoman.

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