British Navy seizes £65m drugs from Indian fishing boat
LONDON (92 News) – A British Royal Navy frigate has on Thursday seized £65million of cannabis and heroin from an Indian fishing boat in the Indian Ocean.
The British sailors and Royal Marines destroyed 455kg of cannabis and 266kg of heroin after finding it hidden in the trawler’s freezer.
The teams spent 60 hours searching the vessel for narcotics before eventually finding them stashed beneath three tonnes of ice.
The haul is expected to deal a major blow to the funding of terrorism, which is known to generate cash through black market activities.
The British Royal Navy frigate is currently patrolling the Indian Ocean as part of an international coalition called Combined Task Force 150, which is seeking to “promote maritime security in order to counter terrorist acts and related illegal activities, which terrorists use to fund or conceal their movements”.