Topic: Drug Interdiction

HMAS Warramunga drug busts top $1 billion

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Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Caleb Larnach awaits the start of a boarding operation in the Western Indian Ocean as part of HMAS Warramunga's deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Caleb Larnach awaits the start of a boarding operation in the Western Indian Ocean as part of HMAS Warramunga's deployment on Operation MANITOU.

The crew of Anzac class frigate HMAS Warramunga has seized more than $1 billion of illegal drugs since deploying to the Middle East Region for Operation MANITOU.

Australia-New Zealand Indian Ocean operation nets AUD$274 million in heroin

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A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean.

HMAS Warramunga’s crew has conducted one of the largest drug seizures in Operation MANITOUs history as part of the Australian-led Combined Task Force 150.

HMAS Warramunga continues operational success

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HMAS Warramunga during a successful boarding operation in the Arabian Sea on 07 January 2018. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga during a successful boarding operation in the Arabian Sea on 07 January 2018.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized 111 kilograms of heroin valued at $33 million during operations in the Arabian Sea on 7 January 2018.

Second drug haul in a week as HMAS Warramunga seizes $181 million of illegal narcotics

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Petty Officer Electronics Technician Leslie Floyd numbers parcels of seized narcotics as HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts an illicit cargo seizure.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Leslie Floyd numbers parcels of seized narcotics as HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts an illicit cargo seizure.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga, with support from a United Kingdom Royal Navy helicopter, seized more than 3.5 tonnes of illicit narcotics during a night-time operation in the Arabian Sea on 3 January 2018 at around 0830 AEDT.

Royal Australian Navy nets huge illegal drug shipment in the Middle East

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HMAS Warramunga's boarding team prepare to board a vessel of interest, subsequently finding narcotics onboard.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding team prepare to board a vessel of interest, subsequently finding narcotics onboard.

The crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga have spent the Christmas season hard at work, spending nearly three days seizing almost eight tonnes of hashish and 69 kilograms of heroin from drug smugglers while conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea.

Maritime medical mastery in the Middle East

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Seaman Medical Chelsea Deenan is seen in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Seaman Medical Chelsea Deenan is seen in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

Working in the sickbay of one of Navy’s warships is no easy task, as Seaman Medic Chelsea Deenen has found out through her deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU.

All at sea for fifth Middle East deployment

Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos stands on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos stands on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.

Father of four, Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos, had to settle for a long-distance Father’s Day this year, as he’s on operational service in the Middle East, serving in HMAS Newcastle.
 

Communicator coordinates in the Middle East

Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Communication Information Systems Ted Cummins at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.  (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Communication Information Systems Ted Cummins at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.

Thousands of defence personnel from across the world are working to stop piracy and illegal drug trafficking in the Middle East region – among those is Commander Ted Cummins.

Family’s sacrifice in service to nation

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Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta.

Many Australian Defence Force members are continuing a tradition of military service, but for one sailor in HMAS Arunta, recently returned from the Middle East, she is just one member of a family putting service before self.

Navy Frigate returns after nine months at sea

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HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War.