Plymouth - (Madoff Ponzi Scam Mess): The biggest British naval deployment since the Falklands War has been sent to Brunei to bring back feckless fugitive from justice Prince Jefri Archer.
Ten Royal Navy destroyers, two nuclear-powered submarines -excluding HMS Vanguard which crashed in the mid-Atlantic last week - a US Navy destroyer and a French Navy frigate have been deployed as well as over three thousand personnel in the TAURUS 09 task force.
The move follows reports that Prince Jefri, 69, is behind the Somali pirate highjackings that have fleeced OPEC tankers of more than $60 million.
Units from the Royal Marines, 40 Commando, the Fleet Diving Unit, the Assault Squadron Royal Marines, detachments from the 820 and 857 Naval Air Squadrons (NAS), the 847 NAS and Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) the Sea Kings and the Support Helicopter Force Chinooks from 18 Squadron are 'all out to get the little bastard' according to Admiralty sources.
The posse will head for the Mediterranean before tackling the Suez Canal enroute for their final destination of Brunei where Prince Jefri remains holed up.
Bernard Madoff is stark raving bonkers.