Operation Martillo : Recovered 630 kg of cocaine from floating waters.



Operation Martillo involves US,European,Western hemisphere partner nations, jointly with international law enforcement and military operations tracking the illicit trafficking routes used by the transnational criminal organisation off Central America.

A routine patrol in the international waters off Central and South America USS Kauffman guided missile embarked helicopter squadron found the bales floating in the water.

Recovered by the grappling hook, Kauffman pulled about 630 kg,worth approximately USD 23 million,and on board Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment  found the bales were Cocaine and took custody of the cargoes.


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