Overnight (25-26/05/14) HMS Somerset’s Royal Navy and Royal Marines Boarding Teams carried out a boarding and search of a vessel whilst carrying out Maritime Security Operations in the Gulf.
The teams managed to uncover 55.72 Kilos of Heroin stowed within the vessel.
The drugs were confiscated and taken back to HMS Somerset where it was destroyed by the Royal Naval Police staff onboard.

HMS Somerset is currently supporting the Royal Navy’s participation in Combined Maritime Forces in promoting security, stability and prosperity in the Gulf.