Six UK Soldiers From Queen’s Guard Reportedly Arrested Amid Drugs Sting Operation

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The Royal Military Police have arrested six soldiers who were supposed to take part in Trooping the Colour for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The six soldiers of the Irish Guards from the Queen's troops and a veteran sergeant were arrested this week in a drugs sting operation carried out by the Royal Military Police, according to daily British tabloid, The Mirror.
The soldiers were detained on suspicion of having dealings with drugs. They also face charges of money-laundering and loan-shark operations, according to the report.
Later, five of them were released on bail.

"As part of a planned operation, the Royal Military Police arrested six Irish Guards soldiers and a Coldstream Guardsman veteran from across the UK on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs and money-lending and laundering offences,” an Army spokeman said, as quoted by The Mirror.

He added that the Army “does not tolerate any type of illegal or fraudulent behaviour”.
They were detained on Wednesday in Hampshire, Berkshire, North Wales and Northern Ireland.
According to report, the soldiers under investigation were set to take part in Trooping the Colour for the Queen's Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee.
Celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne will take place throughout 2022, but the main events will take place between 2 and 5 June.
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