mage of the boarding team from HMS Montrose.

Royal Navy seizes over 450kg in the largest methamphetamine drug bust in the Middle East

The large bust saw millions of pounds of drugs intercepted during the operation

An image of Image of sailors from HMS Montrose and Royal Marines from 10 Troop M Coy 42 Cdo.
The bust prevented drugs from potentially entering the streets
An image of HMS Montrose’s Wildcat helicopter, seen here providing overwatch for members of its boarding team.
HMS Montrose’s Wildcat helicopter, seen here providing overwatch for members of its boarding team
Sailors and Royal Marines move to intercept the drugs

“Every sailor and marine, airman and woman, alongside our international partners, should be proud to have contributed to the success of this operation which has undoubtedly kept millions of pounds of drugs off our streets.” — Commanding Officer of HMS Montrose Commander Charles Collins

Sailors and Royal Marines move to intercept the drugs
An image of HMS Montrose Wildcat helicopter providing overwatch for members of its boarding team.
HMS Montrose Wildcat helicopter providing overwatch for members of its boarding team

“Following several large drugs busts by the Royal Navy in the Caribbean, HMS Montrose has conducted the most successful counter-methamphetamine operation ever in the Middle East.

Organised crime funds terrorism and by preventing these drugs reaching the open market HMS Montrose has directly interrupted illegal activity that causes considerable harm across the globe.” — Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey

CMF is a multinational maritime partnership that works to counter illicit non-state actors in the Gulf region, promoting stability and security across some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. The main focus is counter-narcotics, counter-smuggling, suppressing piracy and encouraging regional co-operation in order to promote overall security and stability in the region.

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