INDIAN OCEAN: Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth, known as the ‘Black Duke’, seized 266 kilogrammes heroin and 455kg cannabis resin

Publié: 1 juin 2017 par internationalinformant dans Afghanistan, HM Customs Excise (UK), INFOS, Irán, NARCOTRAFIC, Narcotrafic maritime, Pakistan, SERVICES ANTI-DROGUES
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« Such a substantial seizure of drugs will deal a significant blow to the international narcotics trade which is known to provide funding for terrorist organisations,” said HMS Monmouth’s Commanding Officer Ian Feasey.

Lieutenant Alison Ross, one of HMS Monmouth’s boarding officers, said: « After such a long search I had doubts we would find anything, but the reactions of the crew to our activity in certain areas was enough to convince us that there was illegal cargo.

The contrabands, which were hidden in the freezer of a fishing ship, were later destroyed by the British soldiers.

The suspicious dhow was intercepted by two teams of the British war ship in the Indian Ocean in an area not normally known for fishing.

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