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HMCS Toronto heads to the Arabian Sea as part of Operation Artemis, in Halifax on Monday, Jan.14, 2013. A Canadian warship has made a major drug bust at sea.The Department of National Defence says HMCS Toronto has seized around 500 kilograms of heroin from a boat in the Indian Ocean. (Andrew Vaughan/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
HMCS Toronto heads to the Arabian Sea as part of Operation Artemis, in Halifax on Monday, Jan.14, 2013. A Canadian warship has made a major drug bust at sea.The Department of National Defence says HMCS Toronto has seized around 500 kilograms of heroin from a boat in the Indian Ocean. (Andrew Vaughan/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian warship HMCS Toronto makes heroin bust at sea Add to ...

A Canadian warship has made a major drug bust at sea.

The Department of National Defence says HMCS Toronto has seized around 500 kilograms of heroin from a boat in the Indian Ocean.

The drugs were found after a naval boarding party searched the vessel as part of a security operation this past Friday.

HMCS Toronto’s commanding officer says it is one of the largest heroin seizures in a maritime environment.

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Commander David Patchell says the bust doesn’t just keep drugs off the street but also affects the finances of international terrorist organizations.

The HMCS Toronto is currently part of a international naval task force patrolling the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.

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