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News | June 25, 2024

Deputy Director of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS), visited the MAOC-N Centre’s headquarters in Lisbon

Joint Interagency Task Force South

On the 19th of June 2024, Rear Admiral Joshua Lasky, recently appointed Deputy Director of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS), visited the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre Narcotics (MAOC-N) Centre’s headquarters in Lisbon.

The meeting, hosted by the MAOC-N Centre’s Head of Operations, served to reinforce the institutional cooperation between the two institutions, to discuss the most recent trends pertaining to maritime drug trafficking, and to formulate new approaches for the foreseeable future to mitigate the threats posed by transnational organized crime groups.

JIATFS, a partner of MAOC-N since its inception in 2007, leverages all-domain capabilities to target, detect and monitor illicit drug trafficking within the Joint Operating Area (JOA), facilitating interdiction and apprehension to reduce the flow of drugs and degrade & dismantle Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs).

Cooperation, partnership, collaboration; Joint Interagency Task Force South loves it.  Interagency, and international partnerships are the most effective way to accomplish the mission. Joint Interagency Task Force South strives to be the Global Standard of international cooperation.