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HMS Lancaster seizes in the Caribbean cocaine and cannabis worth £58 million street-value

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 13:08 UTC
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Royal Navy HMS Lancaster has seized cannabis and cocaine with a street value of nearly £58 million while on operations in the Caribbean. The seizure took place over two incidents which came just days after each other, with Lancaster recovering cocaine weighing over 400 kilograms and almost 1.2 tons of marijuana. Read full article

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  • Britworker

    What, no accusations of militarising the Caribbean sea? No threats block the ship entering latam ports? No offer to swap the British contingent for one of Argentina's finest sea-vessels?
    Why the silence?

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Well done, Royal Navy. Again! Much respect to the officers and crew of HMS Lancaster, “The Queen's Frigate”! Sixth drugs seizure, eh? You need to be careful. Otherwise the only “war” you will be involved in is the drugs war. Wouldn't want that. You might miss out the next time the argies row out to “sea”. I put “sea” in inverted commas because its something that argies can only dream about “sailing” on. But they do have excellent submarines. They have a new design. It looks like a destroyer!

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    Cocaine, cannabis and opium, the jewels of the empire.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @3

    Ah tut tut, you know how important it is for us to police the seas of our sphere of influence.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    @3
    Stick to fitting up fishermen and leave the real business to a real navy!

    Wonder what the street value of a key of squid is?

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    After all, if this was the argie navy,
    they would be selling it,, insted of stopping it..lol

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Come on Briton, don't be daft.

    If this was the Argentine navy, they'd of sunk or broken down before being able to even get there!

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    We all know what they are going to next...

    “HMS Liverpool drugs shame ”

    EIGHTEEN sailors on Royal Navy destroyer HMS Liverpool have tested positive for cocaine.

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/hms-liverpool-drugs-shame-3479832

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Wow blast from the past Marcos.

    That article is from 2008, you wouldn't have something actually relevant to add would you?

    lol

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Old tactics, they still remember that The British Empire flourished thanks to opium trade.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @ Marcos Alejandro, seeing as your still squatting in the UK (understandable compared to life in Argentina) just wondering if you have any news on how Maximo the fat rat kirchner was doing with his little drugs business

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    It seems that everybody's using drugs in England, not only the soldiers http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wimbledon-2013-investigation-reveals-cocaine-2011571

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Fucking hypocrit, no drug taking in the Republic of RG land I suppose, all those bag snatchers, kidnappers and car jackers, use the money they thieve to feed your poor I suppose? Ah peronism! The politics of Robin Hood!

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 07:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    You know its standard Argentine tactics when they don't like something is to post random and usually unrelated articles to move the attention elsewhere.

    Good job HMS Lancaster in showing the world how effective the Royal Navy is once more! :)

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @10, 12 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/world/americas/for-drug-traffickers-argentina-has-become-a-destination.html?_r=0 Look at that! Only last year.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/world/americas/for-drug-traffickers-argentina-has-become-a-destination.html?_r=0 While the rest of the world fights the drugs trade, argieland encourages it!
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/world/americas/for-drug-traffickers-argentina-has-become-a-destination.html?_r=0

    Wrong headline. “Corrupted Argentina”. Or, possibly, “Long corrupt Argentina”. How much drugs money does CFK have? So much easier to promote drugs use amongst criminals and queers!

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Marcos Alejandro
    we bet
    you cant even remember the Empire.

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @3
    In Patagonia?

    Oct 12th, 2013 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Two Chileans were killed in Mendoza by drug dealers and the house of the governor of San Juan was shot at by narcos because of his anti-drug programs. Sounding like Mexico??

    Oct 13th, 2013 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    No wonder the gentleman from St Vincent in the Caribbean is pis...of....
    with The UK and backing Argentina....The British Navy just took away his commision........

    Oct 13th, 2013 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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