Her Majesty’s Royal Navy Auxilliary Wave Ruler In Action Off Coast
A gang of Caribbean drug runners was forced to scuttle its own boat – and $500m* of cocaine – after it was spotted by the Royal Navy.
The suspected smugglers sank their fishing boat and set fire to its cargo off the coast of Barbados after the Wave Ruler swooped on them.
The fishing boat is thought to have been carrying up to five tonnes of cocaine.
Ten suspected smugglers were arrested by US Coastguard officers during the operation.
The Ministry of Defence said it could have carried out one of the biggest drug busts of all time.
…read the rest of the story at Fox News (link here).
Good work, Navy!
Royal Navy Fleet Auxilliary Wave Ruler website (link here)
* Apparently, that was $500 million pounds, so over US$1 Billion. Reference (link here)