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The Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized $12 million worth of heroin, marking her fifth drugs bust in three months in the Persian Gulf. The missile-defense warship made the seizure as she returned to maritime security operations on the notorious drug smuggling route known as the “Hash Highway.”

The 49 kilos of drugs, which have been destroyed, would have had a street value of $12 million. The sale of these drugs is a known source of funding for terrorist organisations and criminal networks. Read on.