ROYAL Marine commandos seized drugs worth £100million when they stormed a ship at sea.
They launched attack boats from the frigate HMS Montrose and surprised the smugglers.
The Navy dicho: “They pounced so quickly the crew had no time to hide their illegal cargo.”
The boarding team’s leader Lt Joe Martin said: “It’s great to take drogas like this off the streets.”
Montrose captain Commander Claire Thompson said: “This will deal a huge blow to the criminal or terrorist gangs using these illegal narcotics to fund their activity.”
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The dhow was plying the smugglers’ so-called “southern route” – the fastest growing drugs route in the world.
It sees narcotics shipped from the Makran Coast of Iran and Pakistan to East Africa and then on to Europe and the US.
A record £900 million worth of drugs were seized on the sea route since July, a Bahrain-based naval taskforce said.