31 May '17, 3pm

BZ @HMS_MONMOUTH intercepts drug running boat with £65m of cannabis & heroin in Indian Ocean https://t.co/iEFKLgHxcj

HMS Monmouth seizes £65M of heroin and cannabis in major drugs bust 31/05/2017 Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth has seized £65m of cannabis and heroin from a suspect vessel in the Indian Ocean, dealing a major blow to the funding of terrorism. Sailors and Royal Marines from the Type 23 frigate destroyed 455kg of cannabis and 266kg of heroin after finding it hidden in the freezer of a fishing boat. The suspicious dhow - a type of vessel common to the Middle East and Indian Ocean - had been spotted by the ship in an area not normally known for fishing. Swooping into action before the smugglers could destroy any evidence, HMS Monmouth sent two boarding teams in fast rigid inflatable boats to intercept the dhow. The teams spent 60 hours painstakingly scouring the vessel for narcotics, before eventually finding them hidden in a freezer beneath three tonnes of ice. Commander Ian ...

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