Tenth successful interdiction for HMAS Warramunga


Tenth successful interdiction for HMAS Warramunga (0.50 mins)

HMAS Warramunga’s crew has seized record amounts of narcotics on Operation MANITOU following their latest interdiction. In the latest haul, the crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate seized approximately 132 kilograms of heroin valued at almost $40 million while patrolling international waters of the Arabian Sea on 6 March 2018. The illegal narcotics interdiction is Warramunga’s third seizure in the past seven days having also seized in excess of eight tonnes of hashish from two vessels just days earlier. It’s the 10th vessel interdicted overall since the ship deployed to the region in November 2017. Warramunga’s illicit drug interceptions now total 19.5 tonnes of hashish and more than 1.6 tonnes of heroin, valued in excess of AUD$1.47 billion.

Publish Date 09 Mar 2018
Tags V20180097
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