MoD ‘aware’ after SAS soldiers reportedly arrested over ‘drugs ring’

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MoD ‘aware’ after SAS soldiers reportedly arrested over ‘drugs ring’

The Ministry of Defence says it’s “aware of an ongoing investigation” following reports two SAS soldiers were arrested over alleged involvement in a drugs ring.

The wife of one of the men was also detained during a raid on a farm by military and civilian police on 30 November, according to the Mail.

It said “quantities of a suspicious substance were found and removed for analysis” and that the trio were questioned and later bailed on suspicion of class A drug offences.

The raid reportedly took place in the Herefordshire countryside.

A MoD spokesperson told Sky News: “We are aware of an ongoing investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

The SAS – regarded by many as the world’s best elite unit – is based at the Stirling Lines garrison in the village of Credenhill.

However, it’s currently facing damaging allegations that its troops carried out unlawful killings in Afghanistan.

A public inquiry is taking place, but is being held partly in secret.

The claims surfaced in a BBC and Times investigation that claimed innocent civilians were killed during night raids to capture Taliban fighters.

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Evidence submitted to the inquiry said as many as 80 people were killed in suspicious circumstances between 2010 and 2013.

The documents outlined the high kill rate of the squadrons, with one soldier shooting 35 people dead in a single six-month tour.

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