HMAS Melbourne interdicts second heroin shipment in 48 hours

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) ship Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne has seized another 190 kilograms of pure heroin in the Indian ocean, 48 hours after seizing 353 kilograms, and less than three weeks after Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Toronto, a former CMF unit, seized 280 kilograms in the same area.

While conducting maritime security operations in the region under the command of the Australian-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, HMAS Melbourne located a suspicious vessel operating in the Indian ocean. HMAS Melbourne subsequently boarded the vessel and a subsequent search revealed 190 kilograms of heroin hidden onboard.

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