A huge international operation right up to christmas may have led to the fact that someone has been cheated for a christmas gift. If they would have found the to want heroin for christmas.
Thus, the australian frigate HMAS Ballarat 21. 23. december taken part in a major operation in international waters in The Arabian Sea, where the crew did a tremendous catch.
This was stated by the australian department of defence in a press release.
Thus identified two fishing boats, the so-called dhower, which one suspects was a part of criminal activities.
And the assumption was more than right. As flådemandskabet went on board the first dhow, found the 165 kg of heroin, while they found 766 kg on the other. In all estimates the australian authorities that the heroin has a value of about 279 million australian dollars, equivalent to just over 1.3 billion Danish kroner.
One of the fishing boats, which turned out to have something other than fish and bait on board. Photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill/Australia Department of Defence
The large quantities of illegal drugs were subsequently moved over to the flådefartøjet to be destroyed.
- A thorough review of the crew revealed large quantities of heroin, which was targeted sales around the world. By keeping the illegal drugs out of the hands of those who exploit others, we are improving the lives of the citizens in the region, " says commander Paul Johnson, who is the commander on the HMAS Ballarat, in the press release.
According to rear admiral Jaimie Hatcher, who is the chief executive responsible for Australia's operations in the Middle east, says that the catch highlights the importance of Australia's objective of ensuring the maritime security in the area.
- the Operation will affect the flow of drugs around the world and the use of drug money to finance extremist organisations. This is a promising start to the Ballarats work here, and the crew should be very happy for this excellent result, " he says.
Photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill/Australia Department of Defence
Ballarat launched operations in the middle east region in the month of november as a part of it, which is called Operation Manitou. Heroin-the catch is flådefartøjets preliminary first drug seizure.