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Army investigates 'drug' footage
Soldier sniffing white powder (Picture from Daily Record)
The footage shows a soldier sniffing white powder (Picture from Daily Record)
The army has begun an investigation into pictures showing soldiers allegedly sniffing drugs.

Mobile phone video shows a number of young men snorting white powder while others cheer them on.

The soldiers are said to be members of the Royal Scots Borderers 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland.

The pictures were passed to the military by the Daily Record newspaper and the Army confirmed that an internal inquiry had been launched.

The investigation is being conducted by the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police.

Video clip

The Daily Record has supplied one sequence of the pictures to other media organisations.

The 27-second clip shows a young man who appears to be dressed in an army-issue sports kit snorting a line of white powder on a mirror while others cheer and laugh loudly.

At the beginning, a voice is heard shouting: "I'll send it to you."

Another camera phone can be seen filming in the background as the powder is inhaled.

A spokesman for the Army in Scotland said: "The armed forces and army take a zero-tolerance approach to drug taking, particularly A-class drugs."

Soldiers are randomly drug-tested.

Are you in the Army or are a former member and have seen drug-taking? Tell us about your experiences by emailing us at newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk.


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