Operation Martillo leads to huge narcotics seizures

Packages of narcotics worth more than US$93 million are guarded on the guided missile frigate USS Nicholas on in Mayport, Fla., on July 17. More than four tons of cocaine and 122.47 kilograms (270 pounds) of marijuana were confiscated during the ship’s 175-day deployment in support of Operation Martillo, 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 Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)
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