Crew on board the HMS Montrose categorising and weighing drugs seized in a drug bust off the coast of Oman

HMS Montrose seizes over one tonne of illicit drugs in the Gulf of Oman

The successful operation has prevented almost £15 million worth of drugs from potentially reaching the shores of the UK.

“Through perseverance, dedication, and professionalism, HMS Montrose has denied criminal and terrorist organisations the ability to use the funds from the sale of these illegal narcotics for illicit activity.” —

Royal New Zealand Navy Captain Clark

Seized narcotics being cataloged and weighed onboard HMS Montrose prior to disposal

“The crew of HMS Montrose and the staff of Combined Maritime Forces should be proud of the work they are doing; it makes a real difference” —

UK Maritime Component Commander and CMF’s Deputy Commander, Commodore Fryer

Crew involved in the drug raid standing behind the seized drugs
Commanding Officer of HMS Montrose, Commander Thompson and the crew involved in the drugs bust standing behind the complete seizure

“ Our enduring presence never wanes. Nine rotations into the forward deployed model, HMS Montrose remains as professional and enthusiastic as ever.” —

Commanding Officer of HMS Montrose, Commander Thompson

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