Topic: Combined Maritime Forces
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.
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.
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.
A Royal Australian Navy sailor has been awarded Sailor of the Month while posted to Bahrain as part of the Combined Maritime Forces.