One of Her Majesty the Queen’s bodyguards has been arrested on suspicion of the possession of drugs following white powder being found in a bathroom of St James’s Palace. The private is accused of having nine bags of cocaine and ketamine in his possession when police searched his room and car at Wellington Barracks by Buckingham Palace.
The Coldstream Guardsman was arrested on Tuesday of this week by the Royal Military Police and has been suspended from ceremonial duties pending the outcome of an investigation. Fellow officers drew attention and launched an investigation after discovering white powder in the guardroom toilets where the soldier had been on duty.
During an inspection they uncovered five bags of what was suspected to be cocaine and four of ketamine which is also a Class A drug. An Army spokesman has said: “We can confirm that a soldier from the Coldstream Guards has been arrested for a suspected drug offence by the Royal Military Police. It would be inappropriate to comment further.”.
The Coldstream Guard were formed in the English Civil War when Oliver Cromwell gave Colonel George Monck permission to start his own regiment. It is now the oldest continuously-serving regiment in the British Army. Alongside its role as serving as an elite infantry regiment, it also has a ceremonial role as protectors of the royal palaces, including Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
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