Tag Archives: HMCS TORONTO

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto, deployed under the French command of CTF 150, successfully disrupted 239 kilos of hashish and 10 kilos of heroin in the Red Sea as part of ongoing counter terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean area. Between April 2013 and the end of June, HMCS Toronto has successfully completed six drug interdictions, recovering over 1.3 tonnes of heroin and around six tonnes of hashish, whilst conducting counter terrorism and counter narcotics operations as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). <!–more–> “HMCS Toronto’s workclearly demonstrates the international community’s intolerance for misuse of international waters,” said Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare, Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command. “I am proud to see our ship and its crew continue to work with our partners and allies to deter and protect against terrorist activity at sea in the greater Middle East region” The Halifax-class frigate is working with CMF…

Read more

A warship attached to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has made another major drugs bust seizing 194kgs of heroin.

On May 10, HMCS Toronto successfully disrupted her third narcotics shipment in six weeks, and second this week, as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean.

During the search and inspection of a vessel by the ship’s naval boarding team, HMCS Toronto’s crew recovered 194 kilograms of heroin. The narcotics were recovered without incident and destroyed. In the last 6 weeks, HMCS Toronto has interdicted more than a ton of narcotics. On March 29, a massive narcotics shipment in the Indian Ocean was disrupted when her naval boarding team recovered approximately 500 kilograms of heroin. Earlier this week, her crew recovered another 317 kilograms of heroin, and a small amount of hashish.

250miles SE of Mogadishu the Sea King of HMCS Toronto holds position over the suspected drugs dhow
250miles SE of Mogadishu the Sea King of HMCS Toronto holds position over the suspected drugs dhow

Read more

2/2