Saturday, August 23, 2014   

US$102m cannabis haul seized from Arab boat
(02-18 14:39)

Australian and Pakistan navy ships have seized almost two tonnes of cannabis resin in a drug bust off Oman that officers described as a setback for extremist groups.
HMAS Melbourne and Pakistan's PNS Alamgir jointly intercepted and boarded a dhow east of Oman's Masriah Island, where they found 1,951 kilograms of cannabis resin hidden in a secret compartment in its fishing hold.
The value of the haul was estimating at US$102 million by Melbourne commander Brian Schlegel.
There were 62 bags of cannabis resin bricks.
The Melbourne is in the Indian Ocean on global anti-piracy efforts. --AFP


   
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