Operation Martillo leads to huge narcotics seizures

A U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 48 takes off from the flight deck of the guided missile frigate USS Underwood in the Caribbean Sea on Oct. 22. Underwood was deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Operation Martillo and Southern Seas 2012. Operation Martillo is an international mission that gathers Western Hemisphere and European nations in an effort to curtail illicit trafficking routes on both coasts of the Central American isthmus. (Courtesy of U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul)
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