Five sailors of the navy have been sacked for steroid abuse and other serious offences and five more would be facing dismissal. This was after a major investigation into drug trafficking at Sydney’s Garden Island base.

One of the accused sailors has also been convicted of drug-related offences and the second had a positive test for anabolic steroids.

Navy chief Vice-Admiral Russ Crane said all of the accused sailors had been dismissed and the navy has a zero tolerance policy on use of illicit substances.