U.S. Central Command announced that on Wednesday, that the U.S. Coast Guard apprehended $80 million worth of heroin from a fishing boat sailing in the Gulf of Oman. The announcement stated that that the USCGC Glen Harris, found 4,330 pounds of heroin aboard a vessel after departing Chabahar, Iran.
Additionally, the same ship seized $30 million worth of methamphetamine and heroin from another fishing vessel that sailed from the same port on Monday. Thus far this year, the navy’s Combined Task Force 150 has confiscated illegal narcotics valued at $200 million.
Lt. Nick Jabs, the commanding officer of the Glen Harris, expressed pride in his team’s accomplishments: “I’m very proud of my crew and all we’ve been able to accomplish as a team this week. We’re out here to work with regional partners and disrupt any destabilizing maritime activity at sea. We will continue getting after it.”
Iran plays a notable role as a transit and destination country for opiates, cannabis, and methamphetamine, according to the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report by the U.S. State Department.