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    British troops investigated for heroin smuggling

    Military police are investigating claims that British soldiers may have trafficked heroin from Afghanistan.
    The Ministry of Defence said they were aware of "unsubstantiated" claims that troops were using military aircraft to ship the drug out of the country.
    The inquiry is focusing on service personnel at airports in Camp Bastion and Kandahar.
    Security has been tightened, with additional sniffer dogs being used as part of the crackdown at the bases.
    An MoD spokeswoman said: "We are aware of these allegations.
    "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.
    "We regret any inconvenience this causes to our service personnel. Any of our people found to be engaged in trafficking of illegal narcotics will feel the full weight of the law."
    Drugs and weapons
    BBC Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale said the Royal Military Police's Special Investigation Branch launched their investigation before the allegations were reported in the press.
    Our correspondent added the increased security measures - such as the use of sniffer dogs at Afghan and British airbases - were introduced last month.
    Afghanistan is the source of 90% of the world's opium.
    The multimillion dollar trade in poppy production is used to fuel the insurgency.
    It allow militants to purchase weapons with which they then attack the Afghan government and international forces, destabilising the region.
    According to a 2008 UN report, 98% of the country's opium is grown in just seven provinces where there are permanent Taleban settlements and where organised crime profits from the instability.
    So this is what the SOB's do when they aren't killing babies or sexually assualting men and boys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Gribbs
    So this is what the SOB's do when they aren't killing babies or sexually assualting men and boys?
    The story is about British troops.

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    Maggie would be proud of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Gribbs
    Afghanistan is the source of 90% of the world's opium.
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    It allow militants to purchase weapons

    Arr....the beginnings of international trade..
    drugs for guns.....a British tradition ??

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    Some soldiers, due to their tasks, will come into contact with heroin. Those soldiers will have some explaining to do when the sniffer dogs pull them up at the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baby maker
    a British tradition ??
    Well, opium, yes.

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    It takes some of the trade away from the Taliban who have had a virtual monopoly. Funny how nobody ever complains about the idiots who use the stuff back home and create the market in the first place. Send all the junkies to Afganistan. They can shoot up as much as they like. The Talaban will eventually kill them. This will largely solve the drug problem back home and reduce crime accordingly. I'm sure most of the squaddies would be quite happy to stay in the UK doing really worthwhile things, like painting curb stones white, and acting as beaters at the Brigadier's grouse shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koman
    Send all the junkies to Afganistan.
    Nice idea, but who will run our banking & stock markets? We'd have to find people who actually know what they're doing!

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    Best to make their pile before they are made redundant when they get back from their tour of duy, or thrown on the scrap heap if wounded, nice people the MOD

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    ^The fcukers tried to discharge me as medically fit. I made the doctor write down every ache and pain I had and then I refused to go on the reserve until I got a second opinion. The second opinion backed me up and they struck me off. In those days you couldn't sue the MOD, so I had to go through the DSS to get what I was entitled to. Took about 2 years, but I got it. Sorry if a little off topic.
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    I think someone has been watching American Gangster.

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    War is big business, in one form or another......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    War is big business, in one form or another......
    How long did it take you to work that one out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    I think someone has been watching American Gangster.
    That movie was a complete work of fiction, and Frank Lucas is a bullshitter and rat of epic proportions. Bumpy Johnson's wife called him a liar, and he was getting most of his dope from Matthew Madonna who is now part of the ruling panel of the Luchese family, not Thailand. Ike Atkinson was the guy running dope out of Thailand, and he never smuggled it in the caskets of dead soldiers, he actually got out of prison a few years ago after doing 30+ years in a federal prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Some soldiers, due to their tasks, will come into contact with heroin. Those soldiers will have some explaining to do when the sniffer dogs pull them up at the airport.

    Soldiers coming back from being in a warzone fly into civilian airports in the UK?

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    We have military airports and bases in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Gribbs
    Soldiers coming back from being in a warzone fly into civilian airports in the UK?
    They use both. They fly on charter flights.

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