HMAS Melbourne in drugs bust

Continued success for Combined Maritime Forces.

HMAS Melbourne uncovers illicit drugs and weapons during raid

Ian McPhedran

THE navy warship HMAS Melbourne picked up where HMAS Newcastle left off in the war against global terrorism, with a major drug and weapons bust last weekend.

The guided missile frigate was on patrol in the Arabian Gulf under Operation Manitou when she intercepted a suspect ‘fishing’ dhow.

Defence confirmed that the ship was directed to board the dhow but refused to provide further details.

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