U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Heroin Shipment in Gulf of Oman

A U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter seized 310 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated U.S. street value of $11 million from a fishing vessel while conducting patrols in the Gulf of Oman, May 31. USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) was operating as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, one of four task forces under the Combined Maritime Forces.…

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CTF150 Drug Bust for Guepratte

On February 17, 2022, the La Fayette (FLF) type frigate Guépratte destroyed more than 270 kg of heroin seized from a dhow in the Gulf of Oman. While the FLF Guépratte was patrolling in support associated with the Combined task force (CTF) 150, she was informed of the presence of dhows carrying drugs. The embarked Detachment 36F Panther helicopter then…

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Indian Coast Guard Busts Pakistani Heroin Shipment

April 15, 2021 – In a joint intelligence-based operation with ATS Gujarat, a Pakistani boat ‘NUH’ has been apprehended by Indian Coast Guard (ICG) off Jakhau, Gujarat with 30 kgs of heroin. Eight Pakistani nationals have also been arrested from the boat. An input was received on April 13, 2021 regarding suspected narcotics trafficking by Pak boat off Indo-Pak notional…

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USS Philippine Sea of CTF150 Interdicts Heroin in North Arabian Sea

February 2, 2021 – USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) interdicted a shipment of more than 600 lbs. (275 kg) of suspected narcotics from a dhow in the international waters of the North Arabian Sea January 30th. Seven bags of suspected narcotics were seized and tested, resulting in a seizure of approximately 600 lbs. (275 kg) of suspected heroin, worth $2.89…

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