Four Dutch soldiers were arrested in Newcastle, England, on suspicion of using cocaine. Their arrests were confirmed by their lawyers and by Mareshosse, the Dutch military branch responsible for cracking down on such cases for the Ministry of Defense, The Telegraf reported Thursday.
Soldiers were arrested during the northumbria police A survey of Newcastle nightlife. They are part of the Royal Dutch Army’s 13th Light Brigade, The Telegraph reported.
The newspaper said the four soldiers were immediately dismissed and will appeal the dismissal. It is not yet clear whether others in Newcastle have also been found guilty of drug use. Telegraaf reports that the Ministry of Defense has no tolerance policy on drug use or weapons, and military personnel found guilty of illegal drug use are routinely dismissed.
The 13th Light Brigade is in the UK to help basic training of Ukrainian Army recruits as part of Operation Interflex, which started last summer. “In five weeks they will be trained in tactical training, weapons theory and marksmanship training, medicine, humanitarian warfare, how to deal with explosives and cyberthreats. said in an overview of military aid to Ukraine.
“The Netherlands has supplied dozens of instructors for training since October 2022.”
Northumbria Police released a statement last Friday to update the public about Operation Redeemer, which uses uniformed and plainclothes officers to identify criminals and help potential victims. “Our area is well known for its safe and vibrant nightlife and we are proud of the role we play in that,” said Chief Inspector David Wheeler of Northumbria Police. Told.
“I want to make it clear that we will continue to monitor the nighttime economy closely and bring those responsible for these types of predatory crimes to justice as quickly as possible.”
https://nltimes.nl/2023/06/08/dutch-soldiers-arrested-cocaine-charges-newcastle Dutch soldier arrested on cocaine charges in Newcastle