Royal Navy seizes huge cache of cannabis, heroin from Indian fishing boat

09:41 AM | 1 Jun, 2017
Royal Navy seizes huge cache of cannabis, heroin from Indian fishing boat

LONDON - A Royal Navy frigate foiled a major attempt to smuggle cannabis and heroin worth £65million through an Indian fishing boat.

Sailors and Royal Marines from Plymouth-based HMS Monmouth carried out action in Indian ocean and recovered 445 kilogramme of cannabis and 266kg of heroin concealed beneath tonnes of ice during 60-hour long search of the vessel.

The Daily Mail quoted HMS Monmouth's commanding officer Commander Ian Feasey as saying,"'Such a substantial seizure of drugs will deal a significant blow to the international narcotics trade, which is known to provide funding for terrorist organisations".

Appreciating the diligence and professionalism of his boarding team, Feasey said that he was extremely proud of his officers who busted major attempt in such arduous condition.

Lieutenant Alison Ross, one of HMS Monmouth's boarding officers, said that after a long search amid suspicious behaviour of the vessel's crew, the officials successfully found the huge haul of drugs.

HMS Monmouth will now continue its patrols of the Indian Ocean as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) to foil terrorist and smuggling activities.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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