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  • 18 March 2014

    HMAS Darwin has seized and destroyed more than three tonnes of cannabis resin with an estimated street value of $137 million dollars.   The drugs were found hidden aboard a skiff in the Gulf of Aden on 16 March 2014. HMAS Darwin is currently deployed on patrol under the control of the Combined Maritime Forces […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Arnomendi intercepted a trawler carrying drugs. While conducting a fisheries campaign off Alicante, Spain, the patrol vessel found drugs aboard the trawler SANA during a routine inspection. The Navy found several packages containing a total of 30-40 kg of hashish and arrested four Spanish citizens for drug smuggling. The trawler and […]

  • 8 September 2015

    HMAS Newcastle is heading home to Sydney after a successful deployment to the Middle East region, where she seized the second-biggest illegal drug haul in Combined Maritime Forces history. The Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate was deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to the US-led multi-national Combined Maritime Forces where she made […]

  • 10 February 2014

    On 7 February 2014, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate HMAS Melbourne conducted a second drug bust during a boarding operation on a vessel suspected of transporting illicit cargo off the coast of Tanzania. During the operation the frigate’s crew seized 190 kilograms of heroin of around $AU380 million dollars of estimated street value.   […]

  • 4 December 2015

    Australian HMAS Melbourne seized 151 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated $AUD44.5 ($32.6) million from a fishing dhow off the east coast of Africa November 30. HMAS Melbourne’s Commanding Officer Commander Bill Waters said the ship’s crew boarded a suspicious fishing vessel following surveillance which suggested the dhow might be engaged in illegal activity. Commander […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In its sixth successful haul in eight weeks, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle has seized 139kg of heroin, with an estimated street value of around $AUD 41 million, off the East coast of Africa. Under the auspices of the Combined Maritime Forces, the latest haul brings the Australian Navy’s total seizures in the Middle […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy’s drug busting warship HMS Argyll is heading home for Christmas having dealt another blow to the drugs trade in the North Atlantic. The frigate has been deployed for six months and the final nine weeks of this have been spent on highly successful counter narcotics operations in the Caribbean. In total the […]

  • 19 August 2015

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel OPV Atalaya recently took part in an operation to seize a sailboat which was allegedly carrying drugs.  On August 7, the sailboat Silver Black was 1,000 miles southwest of the Azores when she was boarded by the Spanish National Police and 600 kilos of cocaine were found inside the boat. […]

  • 6 June 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has made an additional three narcotics seizures in the Middle East, bringing the total amount of drugs seized to well over 33 tons. In the three boarding operations carried out in the Arabian Sea between June 3 and 5, Australian sailors seized close to six tons of hashish worth […]

  • 5 January 2018

    The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized 3.5 tons of narcotics on January 3, days after making a record 8-ton hashish interception on December 27-29. During the latest operation, HMAS Warramunga seized illicit narcotics during a night-time operation in the Arabian Sea with help from a Royal Navy helicopter. The illegal narcotics […]

  • 31 October 2013

    “A milestone”. This is how Brigadier General Dick Swijgman, Flag Officer Caribbean, described the seizure of 1,450 kilogrammes of cocaine by the CARIB guard ship HNLMS Amsterdam, earlier this week. The drugs represent a market value of over € 40 million. “This last drug haul brings the total of drugs that we have managed, in […]

  • 25 May 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has continued her drug interception streak with an additional two hauls of illicit narcotics in the Arabian Sea. The narcotics were intercepted following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week and are valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million, according to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Illicit […]

  • 3 January 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized almost eight tons of hashish and 69 kilograms of heroin from three separate vessels in the Arabian Sea over a course of two days. The crew of Warramunga seized the drugs in an operation spanning between December 27 and 29, 2017. According to the Australian Navy, the illegal drug haul […]

  • 14 May 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has seized 295 kilograms of heroin from a vessel in the Arabian Sea. Following the detection of a suspect vessel in the Arabian Sea by Warramunga’s Seahawk Romeo helicopter, a boarding party search uncovered a number of packages containing heroin. After being transferred to Warramunga, the narcotics were disposed […]

  • 24 August 2011

      A San Diego Navy ship saw unexpected action off the coast of Southern California on Saturday morning when it intercepted 1,800 lbs. of suspe… By Jeanette Steele (signonsandiego) [mappress] Source: signonsandiego, August 24, 2011;

  • 20 December 2018

    After making two narcotics interceptions in late November and early December, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon has now carried out the largest drug haul in the history of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). According to CMF, Dragon seized and destroyed just shy of 10,000 kg of illegal narcotics, worth an estimated £35 million pounds locally, from […]

  • 15 August 2016

    Two drug smugglers have been jailed for a total of 42 years on August 12 after they were caught by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset in what became known as the largest ever seizure of Class A drugs in the UK. 3.2 tonnes of cocaine, with a street value of over half a billion pounds, was […]

  • 12 April 2019

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth on April 12, completing seven months of drug-busting action in the Middle East. During her time at sea, Dragon carried out eight successful raids on drugs smugglers, capturing narcotics worth an estimated £145 million. HMS Dragon deployed from Portsmouth on September 17, 2018, and has […]

  • 1 August 2017

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Fort Victoria is back home after over two years of operations. Fort Victoria arrived in Crombie, Fife, after concluding a 26-month deployment. During her 26-month deployment, Fort Victoria carried out a total of 150 underway replenishment operations, issuing 58,634 cubic meters of F76 diesel, 1,669 cubic meters of F44 aviation […]

  • 29 May 2014

    The UK Royal Navy has seized an £8.5m haul of heroin after a raid on a suspect vessel in the northern Arabian Sea.   Nearly 60 kilograms of the drug was seized by sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Somerset, the Plymouth-based Type 23 Frigate, who intercepted the fishing boat in Royal Navy fast boats. […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Somerset has officially handed over her Operation Kipion duties to sister ship HMS Northumberland, after spending six months in the Indian Ocean and Gulf region.   The two Devonport based Type 23 frigates met at sea to transfer essential stores and key information to enable HMS Northumberland to continue the fight against piracy, narcotics […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMAS Toowoomba has intercepted a vessel carrying approximately 388 kilograms of heroin in international waters off the east coast of Africa. The drug seizure on 17 November 2014 was part of a determined multi-national campaign to disrupt drug smuggling in the Indian Ocean, profits from which provide funding for known terrorist organisations. The heroin, with […]

  • 14 December 2015

    Royal Navy’s type 23 frigate, HMS Richmond returned home to the Naval Base Portsmouth on December 11 after a nine-month deployment. Sailing more than 40,000 miles, the Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate travelled as far as the Indian Ocean on security patrols, where her crew intercepted their first major drugs haul, £26.5 million of heroin, followed […]

  • 15 May 2014

    HMAS Darwin operating in the Indian Ocean in international waters, 40 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia, intercepted a suspected drug smuggling dhow on 13 May 2014, seizing 449 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $132 million dollars.   Darwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Terry Morrison, said the seizure removed a […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Crewmembers from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Legare are going to offload approximately 3,300 kilograms of cocaine today at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.   The cocaine haul is a result of two separate drug interdictions and has an estimated wholesale value of $110 million. USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) is a United States Coast […]

  • 8 December 2017

    The US Coast Guard offloaded close to 12.4 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades, Florida, on December 7. The drugs were offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Escanaba but are the result of several interdictions in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean between mid-October and late November. The drugs are worth an […]

  • 11 November 2016

    A Royal Marines sniper fired shots at a drug-smuggling go-fast vessel to bring a six-hour, high speed chase to a halt. The go-fast was carrying more than £40m of cocaine and initially did not respond to warning shots fired from a Lynx helicopter embarked aboard RFA Wave Knight. A Royal Marine in the back of the helicopter thereafter shot […]

  • 11 December 2018

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized £1.6m of narcotics on the infamous ‘smack track’ – the heroin smuggling route between the Makran Coast of Iran and Pakistan and East Africa. Less than two weeks after seizing three tons of cannabis on the so-called ‘hash highway’, the Portsmouth-based destroyer pounced on a dhow […]

  • 24 November 2014

    HMS Argyll has dealt another blow to drug smugglers after seizing more than 850 kg of cocaine in a high speed midnight chase. It is the third drugs bust for HMS Argyll in as many months. This latest haul has a wholesale value of £36 million – in total she has now seized 1,600kg of […]