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MoD probes claim that soldiers are smuggling heroin from Afghanistan

MoD probes claim that soldiers are smuggling heroin from Afghanistan 12 Sep 2010 Soldiers returning from Afghanistan are being subjected to rigorous security checks amid claims that some are involved in heroin trafficking. The Ministry of Defence confirmed last night that military police were investigating a tip-off alleging that soldiers sent to fight the Taliban were buying drugs from Afghan dealers and shipping them back to Britain. The claim is that heroin and other drugs are being smuggled in by a handful of the hundreds of soldiers returning each week to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. [Right, the CIA handles the rest. On the birght side, the heroin-smuggling takes a back seat to the body-part hoarding and the finger trophies. --LRP]