Cyprus Mail

British bases say army does not tolerate drug abuse within its ranks

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The British bases on Wednesday did not confirm or deny reports from the UK that ten of its soldiers had tested positive for cocaine.

Ten SBA personnel who allegedly failed their drug test and came up positive for cocaine after a night out late in April might face dismissal, the Daily Mail reported. “Army personnel caught taking drugs can expect to be discharged,” the report said.

“The Army does not tolerate drug abuse within its ranks as it is incompatible with military service and operational effectiveness,” an bases spokesperson told the Cyprus Mail on Wednesday without confirming whether the report was true or not.

British Armed Forces are stationed in the UK Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

The laws of the Sovereign Base Areas are kept as far as possible the same as the laws of the Republic of Cyprus.

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