Soldiers arrested on drug, money-lending and money-laundering offences

Soldiers arrested on drug, money-lending and money-laundering offences

May 27, 2022 by BBC

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  • By Mary O'Connor & Joseph Lee BBC News Image source, PA Media Image caption, The Irish Guards were founded in 1900 by Queen Victoria Six soldiers and a veteran have been arrested on suspicion of drug, money-lending and money-laundering offences, the Ministry of Defence has said.
  • The MoD said six Irish Guards troops and a Coldstream Guardsman veteran were arrested by the Royal Military Police as part of a "planned operation".
  • A defence source confirmed to the BBC that items suspected to be drugs were seized in a raid at Mons Barracks in Aldershot on Wednesday.
  • Searches were also carried out at properties in north Wales and Northern Ireland, where a source told the BBC one of the arrests took place.

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