Britain's Royal Navy said Thursday it had seized ten tonnes of hash worth tens of millions of pounds, in a record bust in the Gulf.
A destroyer on operations intercepted two boats carrying the haul of drugs during a 48-hour window "on a notorious drug smuggling route known as the Hash Highway", according to the navy.
The seizure by HMS Dragon was the largest ever by a multi-national policing operation targeting Gulf waters and had a street value of £75 million ($95 million), it added.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said it represented "a significant dent in the pockets of criminals who seek to put these drugs onto our streets".
"The global narcotics network is a scourge that we are absolutely committed to tackling, as part of our commitment to security in the Gulf and across the world," he added.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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