On Thursday, April 19, President Donald J. Trump visited Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South). He was joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and other senior U.S. officials.
JIATF-South, located in Key West, Florida, is a forward base responsible for the detection and monitoring of illicit trafficking to facilitate international and interagency interdictions. JIATF-South is also responsible for combating illicit drugs and criminal networks, and enables U.S. and partner-nation law enforcement to successfully prosecute and dismantle criminal networks.
During their visit President Trump and Secretary Nielsen reviewed the Administration’s ongoing efforts to combat transnational organized crime, receiving an operational briefing and tour of the JIATF-S Joint Operations Center. President Trump also made remarks during his visit to JIATF-South, thanking everyone for their service and reaffirming the Administration’s commitment to securing U.S. borders and reducing crime, illegal drugs, and human trafficking.
For more information about the President’s visit, please follow the links below.
President Donald J. Trump Visits Joint Interagency Task Force South, The White House
Remarks by President Trump After Briefing with Joint Interagency Task Force-South, NORTHCOM, and SOUTHCOM, The White House
Secretary Nielsen Joins President Trump at JIATF-South to Discuss Efforts to Stop Drugs and Criminals from Entering Our Country, Department of Homeland Security