HMAS Melbourne makes fifth drug seizure before returning home

The crew of HMAS Melbourne, featuring a helicopter from HMAS Albatross, has completed a fifth successful drug seizure for Operation Manitou, seizing about 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean, taking their haul to close to a tonne of illegal drugs.

DRUG HAUL: HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics.

DRUG HAUL: HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics.

The heroin was discovered when Melbourne’s boarding party searched the vessel. 

It was later disposed of it at sea.

A Seahawk helicopter from Albatross’ 816 Squadron is part of the deployment.

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