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EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team conducts enhanced counter narcotics operations May 16. The Pinckney and embarked LEDET recovered over 2,700 kilograms of cocaine.  Pinckney 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 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons/RELEASED)
USS Pinckney Interdicts Second Drug Vessel
By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet | May 27, 2020
The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 2,700 kilograms of suspected cocaine May 16.

A low-profile go-fast vessel is shown next to the Coast Guard Cutter James in mid-May, 2020 in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. The James' crew interdicted 3,100 pounds of cocaine and four suspected smugglers aboard the boat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.)
Coast Guard seizes 3,100 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast
By U.S. Coast Guard 11th District Pacific Southwest | May 27, 2020
The Coast Guard seized more than 3,100 pounds of cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $53.5 million from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney, with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment team, conducts enhanced counternarcotics operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean, recovering an estimated 3,000 pounds of cocaine, May 14, 2020. The Pinckney is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes countering illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific.
Navy Ship Takes Down Drug Vessel, Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine
By | May 22, 2020
The USS Pinckney, with an embarked Coast Guard law enforcement team, seized an estimated 3,000 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $28 million in wholesale value in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team conducts enhanced counter narcotics operations, May 14. The Pinckney and embarked LEDET recovered an estimated 1,400 kilograms of cocaine.  Pinckney 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. Coast Guard photo/Released)
USS Pinckney Takes Down Drug Vessel, Seizes 70 Bales of Cocaine
By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet | May 21, 2020
The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized 1400 kilograms of cocaine, May 14.

Bales of cocaine are shown aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) following an interdiction in early May, 2020, in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Active crew uncovered more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine from the vessel, worth approximately $37 million. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard offloads $37 million of cocaine in San Diego
By U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego | May 20, 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) offloaded more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine Wednesday seized in early May from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $37 million.

CARIBBEAN SEA -The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard  (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) teams conducts enhanced counter narcotics operations, May 2. The Lassen and the embarked LEDET recovered a total of 65 packages of marijuana, totaling more than 3,500 pounds. Lassen 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 Intelligence Specialist Chief Petty Officer Steven Martel/Released)
USS Lassen, Embarked Coast Guard Team Recover Illegal Drugs in Caribbean
By U.S. Fourth Fleet/ U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs | May 14, 2020
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82)  with embarked U.S. Coast Guard  (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team recovered more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana, May 2.  While on routine patrol, approximately 15 miles northeast of Navassa Island an embarked MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, Combat Element (CEL) 2 located a 35-foot go-fast vessel with three suspected drug smugglers aboard throwing packages overboard.

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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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