Topic: Drug interdiction

RAN seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow.

Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea.

HMAS Ballarat seizes 3.1 tonnes of hashish in the Middle East

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's boarding party lays out seized hashish on the ship's flight deck. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat's boarding party lays out seized hashish on the ship's flight deck.

Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about $155 million* during a boarding operation that took place 8-9 January 2019 in international waters in the Arabian Sea.

Royal Australian Navy seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's Boarding Party conducts a flag verification boarding on a suspicious dhow as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat's Boarding Party conducts a flag verification boarding on a suspicious dhow as part of Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 900 kilos of heroin worth approximately $279 million during two boarding operations that took place 21–23 December 2018 as part of Operation MANITOU.

Navy crew helps apprehend drug smugglers

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

File image: Australian Defence Vessel Cape Fourcroy departs HMAS Coonawarra to conduct continuation training as part of Operation RESOLUTE in 2017. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

File image: Australian Defence Vessel Cape Fourcroy departs HMAS Coonawarra to conduct continuation training as part of Operation RESOLUTE in 2017.

The Commanding Officer of the Australian Defence Vessel at the centre of a major drug bust off the New South Wales coast, says his team chased the suspect vessel for up to eight hours before the suspects could be apprehended by police.

ADF Cape Fourcroy assists in cocaine bust

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (author), Australian Border Force (videographer)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's seaboat on approach to a small craft suspected of drug trafficking, off the cost of northern NSW. (photo: Australian Border Force)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's seaboat on approach to a small craft suspected of drug trafficking, off the cost of northern NSW.

A Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) operation in collaboration with Maritime Border Command (MBC) has yesterday resulted in the arrest of two men and the seizure of approximately 600 kilograms of cocaine.

Australia passes CTF150 command to Brits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Mark Doran (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore (CDRE) Mal Wise hands over the Baton of Command to Royal Navy officer, CDRE Steve Moorhouse, during the Combined Task Force 150 transfer of authority ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (photo: SGT Mark Doran)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore (CDRE) Mal Wise hands over the Baton of Command to Royal Navy officer, CDRE Steve Moorhouse, during the Combined Task Force 150 transfer of authority ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Nineteen boardings, 3.1 tonnes of heroin and 36 tonnes of hashish seized and destroyed, and over $2.7 billion AUD removed from terrorist networks.

 

Two hauls in two days for HMAS Warramunga

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSA Rhys Withers (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSA Rhys Withers)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week.

 

HMAS Warramunga makes eleventh narcotics haul

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

The crew of HMAS Warramunga has had another successful week in the Middle East Region, seizing and disposing of 295 kilograms of heroin, valued at about $88.5 million, while patrolling waters in the Arabian Sea.

 

HMAS Warramunga seizes eight tonnes of illicit drugs

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Parcels of narcotics seized by HMAS Warramunga lay on the upper deck of a vessel as part of an illicit cargo seizure during a narcotics interdiction operation. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Parcels of narcotics seized by HMAS Warramunga lay on the upper deck of a vessel as part of an illicit cargo seizure during a narcotics interdiction operation.

The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has intercepted two vessels and seized approximately eight tonnes of hashish valued at approximately $400 million during operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea.

 

HMAS Warramunga drug busts top $1 billion

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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.