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RAF Reaper team uncovers Afghan drugs haul

August 21, 2012

An RAF team has uncovered a huge stash of drugs in a truck in Afghanistan using a Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS).

RAF Reaper

An RAF Reaper is pictured airborne over Afghanistan during Operation HERRICK (library image). Picture: Petty Officer (Airman) Photographer Tam McDonald, Crown Copyright/MOD 2009

Members of 39 Squadron (39 Sqn) were supporting the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in identifying drug traffickers transiting through southern Helmand.

During the mission, 39 Sqn were directed to a suspect vehicle which later met up with a pick-up truck. 39 Sqn used their Reaper RPAS to observe from above that the flatbed section of the truck was too shallow for a normal vehicle and as a result probably contained a hidden compartment.

Using the Reaper, the team from 39 Sqn tracked both vehicles, enabling ANSF and USMC personnel to intercept them safely.

Continues at: mod.uk – RAF Reaper team uncovers Afghan drugs haul

3 Comments leave one →
  1. THE MO AND JO TEAM permalink
    August 22, 2012 20:43

    FANTASTIC WORK ONCE AGAIN. THE MORE DRUGS FOUND THE QUICKER THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE. JOB DONE BOYS. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 23, 2012 20:29

    A worh laudable,a work that pose risk, as against a drug traffic, we hypotise direct by a ramified organisation. This traffic is older and has remote origins. Endoutly the work made has inflicted a provisory stop. it is a traffic against we must ever stop, time by time, without exclusions. claudio alpaca

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