Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 13, 2010 12:56 ET

Statement Regarding Alleged Drug Smuggling Investigation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2010) - The Canadian Forces are issuing the following statement in response to media reports alleging that Canadian Forces personnel are implicated in a British-led investigation into heroin smuggling in Afghanistan:

"Media reports this past weekend suggesting that Canadian Forces personnel have been implicated in a British-led investigation into heroin smuggling by military personnel in Afghanistan are unfounded.

"The Canadian Forces Military Police have confirmed with Britain's Royal Military Police that no such investigation is underway and that no such allegations have been made against either British or Canadian personnel. 

"The Canadian Forces take all allegations against their personnel seriously and investigate where warranted," says Colonel Tim Grubb, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal.

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