October 21 2009
The crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio seized about 4 tons of hashish worth $28 million while on patrol in the Gulf of Aden last week, the Navy Times reports.
The Ticonderoga-class cruiser, based in Norfolk, Va., is the flagship of the anti-piracy flotilla known as Combined Task Force 151.
The warship encountered a skiff carrying the narcotics about 170 miles off the coast of Oman on Oct. 15, said a spokesman for the 5th Fleet.
The drugs were thrown in the sea and...
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