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Ship seizes 12.4 tonnes of drugs

20 Jul 2009 20:08:27

Ship seizes 12.4 tonnes of drugs

A Devon-based warship has been involved in the seizure of 12.4 tonnes of cannabis resin which was being smuggled in a small cargo boat.Crew from the Type-22 frigate HMS Cumberland, based in Devonport, Plymouth, covertly tracked the dhow in the Gulf of Aden before boarding it. A search team found the resin in large bales in a hidden compartment. The Royal Navy said the resin, which it destroyed, was sufficient to make about 35 million cannabis cigarettes. 'Huge amount' The navy team origin.... read more


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