CTF-150 Seizes Further 5,600kgs of Hashish in Arabian Sea

May 07 & 10: Royal Australian Navy Ship (HMAS) BALLARAT intercepted another 5,600 Kgs of illicit drugs while conducting patrols in the international waters of the Arabian Sea under the command of the Pakistan led CTF-150.

The seizures, including approximately 2,500Kgs and 3,000Kgs of hashish, were discovered in two vessels suspected of illegal activity on the 7th and 10th May 2019.

Commander Paul Johnson, Commanding Officer of HMAS BALLARAT, said; “Following the boardings and after lengthy inspections of both dhows, narcotics were found to be hidden on board. The drugs were seized and transferred back to HMAS BALLARAT for the appropriate testing and destruction.”

Source: Combined Maritime Forces

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