Australian navy seizes 400kg of heroin
A crew from an Australian warship has seized more than 400kg of heroin from pirate smugglers
Australian navy seizes 400kg of heroin worth $130 million from pirate ship off coast of Somalia
By LOUISE CHEER
A crew from an Australian warship has seized more than 400kg of heroin from pirate smugglers off the Somalia coast during a daring raid.
The drugs were found on a vessel when navy personnel from HMAS Darwin swooped.
The boarding party discovered the contraband hidden in 20 bags on a motorised dhow, 44 nautical miles off Somalia.
Darwin’s captain Commander Terry Morrison said the seizure cut off major funds for terrorist and criminal networks, including al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Al-Shabaab.
Tuesday’s bust follows an even bigger haul where more than a tonne of heroin was found in a smuggling vessel off the coast of Kenya in April.
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