Six serving troopers have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce medication, and cash lending and laundering offences.
The six members of the Irish Guards have been arrested together with a Coldstream Guards veteran this week in an operation led by the Royal Army Police.
The regiment was to steer the Trooping of the Color on Thursday 2 June, as a part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
However the Ministry of Defence mentioned the troopers arrested wouldn’t be participating.
An MoD spokesperson mentioned: “As a part of a deliberate operation the Royal Army Police arrested six Irish Guards troopers and a Coldstream Guardsman veteran from throughout the UK on suspicion of conspiracy to produce medication and cash lending and laundering offences.
“Not one of the troopers underneath investigation will take part in deliberate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee parades.
“The military doesn’t tolerate any sort of unlawful or fraudulent behaviour.
“As that is now the topic of an unbiased Royal Army Police investigation, it’s inappropriate to remark additional.”
A supply at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, the place the first Battalion Irish Guards are based mostly, advised The Solar: “They got here in just like the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) – kicking down doorways.
“There was no warning. We have been advised they’d been planning the operation for months.
“It wasn’t simply the barracks. They searched the troopers’ houses off base. It is all come as an enormous shock.”