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Coast Guard Cutter Legare crew members offload about 3,900 pounds of marijuana in the rain, Aug. 5, 2020, Port Everglades, Florida. The drugs were interdicted by crews from Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Greisser (WPC 1116) and U.S.S Shamal, respectively, while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea from suspected drug smuggling vessels. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll)
Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads nearly 5,000 lbs. of cocaine, marijuana in Miami
By U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Public Affairs | Aug. 6, 2020
Coast Guard Cutter Legare's (WMEC 912) crew offloaded nearly 5,000 pounds of interdicted contraband, worth an estimated $25.7 million, Wednesday, at Port Everglades.

The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) and a go-fast vessel interdicted in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the Coast of Central America in late-July 2020. The Bertholf’s crew boarded the boat and interdicted approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine and three suspected smugglers. This photo has been edited for law enforcement purposes. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard seizes 1,395 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast
By U.S. Coast Guard 11th District Pacific Southwest Public Affairs | Aug. 5, 2020
The Coast Guard seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late-July with an estimated value of $24 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) offloaded 55 bales of cocaine weighing 1,375 kilograms at Sector San Juan July 22, 2020.   The $38.5 million shipment was seized and recovered from the Caribbean Sea July 16, 2020, following the disruption of a go-fast which led to the smugglers jettisoning the contraband overboard. The interdiction was the result of multi-agency efforts in support of U.S. Southern Command's enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere, and during Operation CAST NET II, in coordination with Joint Task Force-East. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad)
Coast Guard offloads $38.5 million in cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico
By 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands | July 23, 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) offloaded approximately 1,375 kilograms of cocaine at Sector San Juan Wednesday, following the disruption of a drug smuggling go-fast in the Caribbean Sea. The seized drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $38.5 million.

CARIBBEAN SEA (May 9, 2020) The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) sails through the Caribbean Sea. Detroit is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South's mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson W. Branch/Released)
USS Detroit Completes Historic Counter-Narcotics Deployment
By Lt. j.g. Miranda Rossum, U.S. Fourth Fleet/U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs | July 13, 2020
The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport, Fla., July 11, following its maiden deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

President Donald J. Trump speaks during a briefing at U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Doral, Florida. The President visited SOUTHCOM to take part in a briefing with cabinet members, SOUTHCOM leaders and subject matter experts to get an update on the progress of enhanced counter narcotics operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Photo by Michael C. Dougherty, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs)
Trump Visits Southern Command for Briefing on Campaign Against Drug Traffickers
By xxxJIM GARAMONE, DOD NEWS | July 10, 2020
President Donald J. Trump travelled to Florida this morning for a briefing on what he said has been a successful operation to cut the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper accompanied the president to U.S. Southern Command headquarters, where Trump was briefed on the campaign against drug traffickers. The whole-of-government and international operation against international drug cartels involves 16 federal agencies and 20 international partners.

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (June 2, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team conducts enhanced counter narcotics operations June 2.  The Preble and embarked LEDET recovered over 2,000 kilograms of suspected cocaine.  Preble is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard/Released)
USS Preble Returns After Successful Counter-Narcotics Deployment
By U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs | June 29, 2020
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) returned to their homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the ship’s surge deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, June 25.

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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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