U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Admiral Charles Ray addresses Coast Guard’s role in combating Transnational Criminal Organizations and how Coast Guard addresses the drug smuggling methods of these networks.
This tragedy demonstrates the brutality of the network of which I often speak. These smugglers have no regard for human life and seek only profits. The Department of Homeland Security and its partners in the U.S., Mexico and Central America will continue to root out these smugglers, bring them to justice and dismantle their networks.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Paul Beeson, Director of DHS Joint Task Force – West addresses the evolving drug smuggling tactics and techniques used by transnational criminal organizations and how CBP is working to meet this threat and secure the Nation’s borders.