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Navy helicopters help seize heroin in Helmand

October 11, 2011

Over 2,000 pounds (900kg) of heroin and two bomb-makers have been intercepted in Afghanistan with the help of the Royal Navy’s Sea King helicopters – known as the ‘eyes in the sky’.

Shadow of a Sea King Mk7 Airborne Surveillance and Control helicopter

The distinctive shadow of a Sea King Mk7 Airborne Surveillance and Control helicopter passes over the Afghan desert. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2009

Ground troops intercepted drug runners trying to smuggle 2,200 pounds (1,000kg) of heroin after being guided by naval aviators and their Sea Kings bristling with state-of-the-art sensors.

And, in another incident, the Navy Sea Kings led US Marines of the 2nd Light Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion to apprehend two bomb-makers suspected of producing improvised explosive devices.

Continues at: mod.uk – Navy helicopters help seize heroin in Helmand

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