HMS Somerset in huge drugs bust

A Plymouth-based Royal Navy warship has seized £8.5 million-worth of heroin during a raid.

Plymouth-based warship HMS Somerset in huge drugs bust in northern Arabian Sea

A Plymouth-based Royal Navy warship has seized £8.5 million-worth of heroin during a raid on a fishing boat in the northern Arabian Sea.

Nearly 60 kilos (130lb) of the drug was seized by sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Somerset, the Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate, who intercepted the suspect vessel using fast boats.

HMS Somerset’s crew found the dhow – a type of vessel common to the Middle East and Indian Ocean – during an operation for the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.

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Source: westernmorningnews.co.uk

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