Three sailors serving on a nuclear submarine have been thrown out of the Royal Navy after cleaners “found cocaine in their rooms”.
The submariners on HMS Vengeance failed a compulsory drug test shortly after shore leave in a US military port in Florida in June.
Cleaners were reported to have found packets containing the drug in their rooms onshore and to have reported the discovery to military police.
The three, believed to be lower ranking submariners, were discharged last week after the vessel returned to its home base at Faslane in Scotland.
Their dismissal happened in the same week that Boris Johnson visited the navy base on his first trip to Scotland as Prime Minister.