The Royal Australian Navy HMAS Warramunga seized nearly eight tons of hashish and 69 kilograms of heroin and three aisles, between December 27 and 29, the Department of Defense says.
Australian Navy personnel have seized nearly $415 million of dollars of drugs into the Arabian Sea. Image: AAP Image/Supplied/Australian Navy
Leading seaman naval police Coxswain Jamie Janes as her numbers of narcotics packages being seized by HMAS Warramunga. Image: AAP Image/Supplied/Australian Navy
“The operation will have an impact on the flow of narcotics around the world, and the use of drug money to fund extremist organizations,” the Commander of the Australian Forces in the Middle East, General John Frewen, said in a statement Saturday.
The operation was months of work, coordinated by the combined Maritime Forces and supported by Australian and Canadian.
Leading seaman clearance diver Luke Woodcroft of HMAS Warramunga, the numbers of the plots of the narcotics seizures on the deck of a ship traffic. Image: AAP Image/Supplied/Australian Navy
The HMAS Warramunga of the team prepares to board a vessel of interest, later the finding of drugs on board. Image: AAP Image/Supplied/Australian Navy
Is the largest distance of hashish seized by an Australian ship in the Middle East maritime security operations.
The drugs are estimated at a value of around $415 million in total and which must be disposed of in the sea.