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    More Than a Dozen Special Operations Soldiers at Center of Drug Trafficking Probe

    More Than a Dozen Special Operations Soldiers at Center of Drug Trafficking Probe

    At least 13 soldiers assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command at Bragg, North Carolina, are under investigation for drug trafficking, the service announced Monday.

    “Illegal activity by any member of the Special Operations Forces community undermines everything we stand for as an organization,” a statement from Special Operations Command said. “As a professional and disciplined , we are committed to addressing harmful behaviors that affect our people — our most important asset — and upholding the high standards of conduct displayed by the vast majority of SOF members every day.”

    There have been no charges or arrests yet, according to a service spokesperson.

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    Fort Bragg is in so-called Corridor H, a designation from the Department of Justice of eight different parts of the country in which drugs, particularly fentanyl, are heavily trafficked. That corridor encompasses I-95, a highway that stretches from MIAMI to Houlton, Maine.

    Since 2015, there have been at least 16 drug overdose deaths at Fort Bragg, according to internal Army documents reviewed by .com. Of that, at least two were junior enlisted soldiers training to become Green Berets who overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl.

    Deadly drug overdoses have spiked across the country since 2019, largely due to the introduction of fentanyl, a cheap…

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