"After HMS Dragon tracked the dhow overnight, the boarding teams worked hard to search for the narcotics and were able to seize 101 bags of hashish," explained Lieutenant Jonathan Bennett, the officer in charge of the Royal Navy boarding team.
“The efforts of the boarding team in difficult conditions allowed the process to be quick and efficient."
After documenting their haul, the ship destroyed the narcotics before returning to patrols.
HMS Dragon will support counter-narcotics operations in the region throughout the remainder of her deployment in the Middle East.
The ship is currently operating in support of Combined Task Force 150 – a multinational group which works to disrupt piracy, drug smuggling and terrorism in the Gulf.