Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast aboard an interceptor boat from the cutter pursue suspected cocaine smugglers in.
Coast Guard Offloads Bales of Cocaine
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare, offload bales of cocaine during a contraband offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, Sept. 4, 2014. These interdictions were part of Operation Martillo, which is one component in the United States government’s whole-of-government approach to countering the use of the Central American littorals as transshipment routes for illicit drugs, weapons and cash. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios)