Mail: HMS Defender Seizes £3.3m Haul Of Crystal Meth From Drug Smuggler's Dhow In The Arabian Sea

soleil

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"Royal Navy teams have recovered more than £3.3 million worth of crystal meth from a drug smuggler's dhow in the Arabian Sea.

HMS Defender was sweeping the area for drug runners and traffickers when the suspicious vessel was spotted.

It was seen when the helicopter crew of the Portsmouth-based warship was conducting a dawn patrol.

Their Wildcat located a solo dhow - a sailing vessel traditionally used for trading - not flying any flag or showing any evidence of fishing.

Royal Marines in sea boats were sent to secure the dhow and its crew, with Royal Navy sailors searching the vessel.

Following the day-long search, 11 bags of crystal meth - worth £3.3 million on the streets of the UK - were discovered."

 
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