Jan. 11, 2023

Drug seizures in Arabian Sea highlight regional narcotics trade

Peninsula/Security

The story: A French naval vessel working under the auspices of the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) has seized a large shipment of illicit drugs in the Arabian Sea. The capture of the cargo comes amid wider concerns about the spread of the narcotics trade in the Gulf Arab region, with governments working together in an attempt to stem smuggling.  

The coverage: Several Arab media outlets including Jeddah-based Okaz Daily reported on Jan. 2 that French naval forces had announced the seizure of tons of drugs from a ship in an unspecified location in the Arabian Sea. 

  • According to reports, a French frigate operating as part of CTF-150 intercepted an unflagged boat carrying 3.5 tons of cannabis and a half ton of heroin on Dec. 27.

  • France’s Abu Dhabi-based naval command for the region suggested that...

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