Operation Martillo (Hammer) is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participation is led by Joint Interagency Task Force South, a component of U.S. Southern Command.
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence patrols the waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Jan. 9, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy)