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Opiates killed 8 Americans in Afghanistan, Army records show
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(CNN) -- Eight American soldiers died of overdoses
involving heroin, morphine or other opiates during deployments in
Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011, according to U.S. Army investigative
The overdoses were
revealed in documents detailing how the Army investigated a total of 56
soldiers, including the eight who fell victim to overdoses, on suspicion
of possessing, using or distributing heroin and other opiates.
At the same time, heroin
use apparently is on the rise in the Army overall, as military
statistics show that the number of soldiers testing positive for heroin
has grown from 10 instances in fiscal year 2002 to 116 in fiscal year
Army officials didn't
respond to repeated requests for comment on Saturday. But records from
the service's Criminal Investigation Command, obtained by the
conservative legal group Judicial Watch, provided glimpses into how


Added: Apr-23-2012 Occurred On: Apr-23-2012
By: sahaafi_mujahid
Tags: afghanistan, us, soldiers, drug, addict, opium, heroin, usa, isaf, nato
Location: Afghanistan (load item map)
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