Individual packets of illegal narcotics seized from a skiff operating in the Arabian Sea.
*** Local Caption *** HMAS Darwin is currently deployed to the MiddleEast Area of Operations (MEAO).

This is the 57th rotation of a Royal Australian Navy warship to the MEAO since the first Gulf War in 1990 and the 33rd deployment under Operation SLIPPER.

Operation SLIPPER is the Australian Defence Force contribution to the international campaign against terrorism, counter smuggling and counter piracy in the Gulf of Aden, and enhancing regional maritime security.