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HMAS Warramunga seizes more narcotics

HMAS Warramunga RIMPAC2016

$400 million worth of hashish as well as two vessels have been seized by the crews of HMAS Warramunga as part of an operation targeting the illegal trade of narcotics off the Arabian Sea.

HMAS Albatross's Seahawk Romeo helicopter was used in the operation from initial detection through to execution of the seizure.

The operation which has been underway since November last year has now seen more than 19 tonnes of hashish and 1 and a half tonnes of heroin seized with a value of more than $1.4 billion.

Photo credit: Royal Australian Navy