Monday, July 28, 2008

Iron Duke busts suspected drug smugglers

A helicopter from Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke, which Prince William is serving on, has stopped a speed boat in the Caribbean that was suspected as being involved with drug smuggling. The frigate's Lynx helicopter opened fire on the boat to stop it running away after it ignored signals to stop. The three crew members were taken on board the Iron Duke after the speed boat had been disabled by the Royal Marines on the Lynx. Cocaine was found on the men who were transferred to the Colombian authorities. Firing at speedboats from a helicopter in the Caribbean? And they are getting paid for it too!

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