US-led forces nab suspected Al Qaeda drug boat

DUBAI - US-led naval forces said they seized about 1.3 tonnes of hashish on a boat near the mouth of the Gulf yesterday, the third interception of drugs in two weeks in what they said was a suspected Al Qaeda smuggling operation.

By Reuters

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Published: Sat 3 Jan 2004, 12:27 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:15 AM

They detained 15 people in the dhow carrying drugs with a street value of $11 million in the northern Arabian Sea, a US Central Command statement said. US officials said last week 10 suspects seized since Dec. 15 from boats.

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