Royal Navy – Two Six 60-second news update: Episode 4

60-second news update from the official Royal Navy YouTube page.

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NEWS: Royal Navy has seized drugs worth £937m in two years

HMS Somerset Type 23 Frigate

HMS Somerset

Figures released this month show that Royal Navy counter-narcotics operations have resulted in the seizure of drugs worth £937 million. The figure represents a two-year period starting on January 1st 2014 and have involved smuggling routes across the Caribbean, North Arabian Sea, Mediterranean and closer to home in the North Sea.

Ships listed as having been involved in the raids were;

  • HMS Richmond
  • HMS St Albans
  • HMS Somerset
  • HMS Argyll
  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Wave Knight.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the Royal Navy’s efforts showed “Britain at it’s best”.