Wave Knight Makes $1.6M Caribbean Drug Bust

January 15, 2014

After chasing a suspect vessel in Caribbean waters, the British Royal Naval support ship RFA Wave Knight seized marijuana which they said had a street value of about £1 million [$1.64 million].

The Wave Knight visited Bermuda last year for a 5 day visit, with the island her first port of call after leaving the UK to start patrolling the Caribbean area.

The ship, which had a US Coastguard Law Enforcement and Royal Navy personnel on board, began chasing the suspect vessel – called Miss Kameney – on December 25th before catching up and boarding her the following day.

Photo, courtesy of the Royal Navy, showing the marijuana seized:

illegal drugs seized wave knight

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said: “The operation, successfully conducted when most of us were enjoying a Christmas break, is testament to the hard work of our service personnel and of the demanding tasks we ask them carry out.

“I am proud of the work of RFA Wave Knight and the role her crew has played in stopping these drugs reaching the streets.”

This is the second large scale drugs bust for RFA Wave Knight during her year deployed in the region where she was working alongside Royal Navy frigate HMS Lancaster and the international authorities to disrupt illegal activities in the Caribbean seas.

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  1. aceboy says:

    A big *golf clap* is in order.

    How much did the operation to seize 1.6M worth of drugs cost? Factor in everything and you’ll find it was ALOT more than $1.6M

  2. Truth is killin' me... says:

    After a few good smokin’ sessions be gone in three weeks!

  3. Mebbe we need to test it, see if it’s clean, and give it to Bermuda’s cancer patients…. please sign this petition to save a coupla human lives. Please.

    https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/allow-immediate-medical-cannabis-access-for-seriously-ill-bermudians

  4. bdaDread says:

    We all know that’s going back to the streets