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1 Maritime Law Enforcement A Critical Component of National Security and Economic Vitality

2 Maritime Security Challenges Multinational- Multiflags Terrorism Safe Ports & Waterways Smuggling g (Drugs & Aliens) Maritime Security Environmental Protection Piracy Transnational Crime Contingency Ops Nuclear Proliferation Maritime Food Supply (Fish) Mass Migration Arms Trafficking

3 Maritime Threat Vectors U.S. Sovereignty National Security Economic Impact Health & Welfare First Line of Defense

4 Shifting Routes - Increasing Drug Flow to Europe & Africa Pull Factors Strength of Euro against the Dollar Higher prices in Europe Limited West African capabilities Euros flowing back to South America 4 Ongoing Efforts Deploying cutters & LEDETs to West Africa Improving maritime governance through EEZ enforcement and maritime domain awareness Engagement with African & European partners Bilateral agreements to facilitate joint ops

5 Transnational Criminal Organizations Respect No Nation s Borders or Sovereignty

6 Multiple Threat Vector Mission Challenges Well Financed, Flexible and Adaptive Foe Aging/Inadequate U.S. and Partner Nation Resources Achieving Maritime Domain Awareness Balancing Border Security with Facilitation of Legitimate Commerce Timely Information Collection, Analysis & Sharing Enforcement Seams Caused by Differing Laws, Policies & Processes Tyranny of Time & Distance

7 Shifting Tactics & Routes CY2006 CY2010 As we counter one threat, DTOs shift to another Shifting Routes Shifting Conveyances: Path of Least Resistance Innovative Concealment: Hidden Compartments, False Decks, Liquid Cocaine Distributed Risk: Smaller Loads Sophisticated Countermeasures: Secure Comms, Panga Shell Game

8 Semi-Submersible and Fully Submersible Evolution 8

9 Framework For Countering The Threat Authorities, Capabilities, Competencies & Partnerships (ACCP) International & Domestic Law Resources & Tools Capable & Willing Partners Interagency & International Cooperation

10 Applicable International Conventions Authorities & Transnational Tools UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime UN Convention o Against Corruption o Domestic Law & Regulations Bilateral & Multilateral Maritime Agreements Endgame Decisions Upfront

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12 MLE Competencies Multi-Mission Patrols Maritime Safety & Security Illegal Migrant Interdiction Pushing Out the Border Tools & Innovation Good Governance At-Sea Boardings Airborne Use of Force Fisheries Enforcement

13 Interagency/International Cooperation INTERAGENCY: Close coordination with ONDCP, DOS, DOJ, DOD, DOC, DOI and within DHS JIATF South, JIATF West, AMOC, OCDETF, HSTC CBP, ICE, USCIS, DEA, FBI, Intelligence Community INTERNATIONAL: International Treaties, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations Bilateral Agreements and Shared Operational Procedures Joint, Combined and Cooperative Operations UNODC, OAS, INTERPOL, IMO, CARICOM, SICA, MOWCA

14 Mexico (Operating Agreement) Guatemala (1-6+) Bilateral Agreements & Arrangements Six Part Model + IMIS Belize (1-5) Nicaragua (1-6+) Costa Rica (1-6+) Honduras (1-6) Cuba Migrant Accords Jamaica (1-6) Panama (1-6+ & Operating Agreement) Bahamas (CMA) Haiti (1-6) DomRep (1-6+) St Kitts & Nevis (1-6) Netherlands Antilles (5) & CTG 4.4 Venezuela (1) UKOT(1-6) Dominica (1-4) 1. Shipboarding 2. Ship rider 3. Pursuit 4. Entry to Investigate 5. Overflight 6. Order to land IMIS International Maritime Interdiction Support Antigua & Barbuda (1-6) St Lucia (1-6) Grenada (1-6) Barbados (2-6) St Vincent & Grenadines (1-4) Trinidad & Tobago (1-6) Colombia (1) & (Operating Agreement) Suriname (1-6) Guyana (1-6+)* Ecuador (Operating Agreement) Peru (Operating Agreement) * Awaiting Party Signature

15 Law Enforcement Bilateral Agreements & Arrangements Migrant Accords Operations Procedures (OP PRO) Law Enforcement Bilateral Agreement Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) Agreement Air base use agreement

16 Success in Partnerships US Navy & Foreign Naval Vessels with USCG LEDETs embarked seized nearly 50% of cocaine since 2000 Combined operation with Panama resulted in largest ever at sea cocaine seizure on M/V Gatun Mobile biometrics helped reduce Dominican maritime migrant flow by 97% since boardings/year in international waters to counter IUU fishing

17 Why Effective Maritime Law Enforcement is Important Impacts of Fisheries in Africa $50 Billion: Value of fisheries resources lost to illegal fishing worldwide $1 Billion: Value of lost fishing revenue in Sub-Sahara Africa 820 Million: Number of people worldwide reliant upon fishing 200 Million: Africans reliant upon fish as primary protein source $156 Million: Annual EU access agreement fees paid to West African nations 10 million: Africans directly reliant upon fisheries for employment 35,000: Miles of coastline 2: West African Navies capable of conducting offshore enforcement

18 Summary Huge Challenges and Threats Cooperation Essential Operations are Key Sovereignty Enhanced

19 Questions?

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