Australian Navy seize hashish and heroin worth €270m
The Australian Navy has announced it has seized almost eight tonnes of hashish and 69kgs of heroin in the Arabian Sea, a haul with an estimated value of $415m AUS (€270m).
The three-day operation, carried out by the crew of the HMAS Warramunga, saw three suspect vessels intercepted and examined.
Speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Commanding Officer of HMAS Warramunga Dugald Clelland said the Navy "were able to employ our helicopter and boarding crews to locate and board three suspect vessels".
"A thorough search by the boarding parties uncovered a large quantity of hashish and heroin intended for distribution around the world," Commander Clelland said.