A man herds donkeys on Shela beach on Lamu, an island in the Indian Ocean off the northern coast of Kenya. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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An Australian warship patrolling the Indian Ocean has seized more than a ton of heroin worth A$289 million ($268 million) from a dhow in Kenyan waters, Australia's Defence Department said on Friday.This month, a Canadian battleship patrolling the Indian Ocean seized 130 kg of heroin from a dhow 100 nautical miles east of Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, and last year a Canadian warship confiscated 500 kg of heroin from a dhow more than 300 nautical miles off Zanzibar.CMF cooperates with the European Union's maritime force EUNavfor in the region as well as NATO naval forces.
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