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    VP-4 Assists in Counter Drug Operations: U.S. 4th Fleet
    By Petty Officer 2nd Class Juan Sua, Patrol Squadron 4 | Feb. 24, 2020
    Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, currently forward deployed to Cooperative Security Location (CSL), El Salvador work in unison with the U.S. Coast Guard and local forces to counter drug operations within the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

    Coast Guardsmen assemble before preparing bails of cocaine to be offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) in San Diego, Feb. 10, 2020. The crew aboard the Munro offloaded approximately 20,000 pounds of cocaine. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray)
    Coast Guard Offloads $338 Million of Cocaine in San Diego
    By U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego | Feb. 11, 2020
    The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine Monday seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million.

    MAYPORT, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2020) The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) departs Naval Station Mayport for the ship’s maiden deployment, Feb. 6, 2020. The Little Rock deployment will be the third deployment of a littoral combat ship in support of Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South’s Campaign MARTILLO. The deployment of a littoral combat ship to the region demonstrates the commitment to regional cooperation and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)
    USS Little Rock Departs on Maiden Deployment
    By Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Public Affairs | Feb. 7, 2020
    Beginning its maiden deployment, USS Little Rock (LCS 9) departed its Mayport, Florida, homeport Feb. 6 for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, where the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will operate.

    Coast Guard, UK Royal Navy, U.S. Law Enforcement Seize Cocaine in the Caribbean Sea
    By | Feb. 6, 2020
    The Coast Guard, United Kingdom Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,400 kilograms (3,086) pounds of cocaine and detained nine suspected smugglers following the interdiction of two separate drug smuggling events in the Caribbean Sea Jan. 24 and Jan. 30, 2020. The seized drug shipments are estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $46.2 million.

    MIAMI (Feb. 4, 2020) -- Colombia's Minister of Defense, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, meets with at U.S. Southern Command commander, U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, at SOUTHCOM headquaters.  Trujillo visited SOUTHCOM to meet with command leadership to discuss security cooperation. (Photo by Juan Chiari, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami)
    Colombian Minister of Defense Visits SOUTHCOM
    By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | Feb. 4, 2020
    Colombia's Minister of Defense, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, visited U.S. Southern Command Feb. 4 to meet with SOUTHCOM commander, U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, and command leadership to discuss security cooperation.

    200104-N-DW182-2290 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 4, 2020) The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) perform division tactics (DIVTACS) maneuvering exercises in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility. Gridley is transiting through the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility while returning from deployment. Detroit, with embarked helicopter and U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, will support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-drug patrols and detection and monitoring of illicit traffic in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Bowser/Released)
    USS Detroit Returns for Maiden Mid-Deployment Scheduled Maintenance
    By Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Public Affairs | Feb. 4, 2020
    In order to swap out crews, USS Detroit (LCS 7) with embarked Gold crew, returned to her Mayport, Florida homeport Feb. 2. The scheduled, pierside pause comes in the midst of the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship’s maiden deployment. While inport, the Gold crew will rotate off following turnover with the Blue crew. The visit will also include a short maintenance period.

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    Located at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) conducts detection and monitoring (D&M) operations throughout their Joint Operating Area to facilitate the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of national and partner nation security. 

    Martillo (Hammer) is a multi-national detection, monitoring and interdiction operation conducted by U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels and aircraft as well as U.S. federal law enforcement assets working in cooperation with military and law enforcement units from various Central and South American nations, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Martillo is a USSOUTHCOM supported and Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) led operation to deny transnational criminal organizations the ability to exploit shipment routes in the for the movement of narcotics, precursor chemicals, bulk cash, human trafficking and weapons.

     

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