Canadian military casts doubt over heroin smuggling reports

No evidence behind allegations Canadian and British soldiers are shipping drugs out of Afghanistan

The Canadian military doesn’t plan to investigate allegations Canadian soldiers smuggled heroin out of Afghanistan. The smuggling reports appeared over the weekend in Britain’s Sunday Times and the BBC, claiming British and Canadian soldiers were shipping heroin out of Afghanistan aboard military aircraft. Canadian military sources say a thorough check with officials on the ground at Kandahar Air Field and through the chain of command showed no evidence of smuggling and that the allegations wouldn’t be further examined. For their part, British officials called the reports “unsubstantiated,” but added they had “already tightened our existing procedures both in Afghanistan and in the U.K., including through increasing the use of trained sniffer dogs.”

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