Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat intercepted another 2.6 tonnes of illicit drugs while conducting a patrol in international waters in the Arabian Sea this month.

The seizures included about 2.5 tonnes of hashish and 135kg of heroin.

Since her departure from Australia in October 2018, Ballarat has seized more than 9 tonnes of hashish and approximately 1.4 tonnes of heroin, to the total estimated value of AUD$900 million.

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