UK Navy warship makes record narcotics bust in the Gulf
Tens of millions of pounds of hash was seized by Britain's Royal Navy, it said on Thursday, in a record bust in the Gulf.
The navy said a destroyer on operations intercepted two boats carrying the ten tonnes of hash during a 48-hour window "on a notorious drug smuggling route known as the Hash Highway", according to the navy.
The seizure by HMS Dragon was the largest ever by a multi-national policing operation targeting Gulf waters and had a street value of £75 million (83 million euros, $95 million), it added.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said it represented "a significant dent in the pockets of criminals who seek to put these drugs onto our streets".
"The global narcotics network is a scourge that we are absolutely committed to tackling, as part of our commitment to security in the Gulf and across the world," he added.
Agencies contributed to this report.
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