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.