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The operations will take place in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The US is launching counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to prevent drug cartels from exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, the nation's president said Wednesday. Speaking at a White House press briefing, Donald Trump said cartels, criminals, terrorists and other malign actors are posing a "growing threat" amid the global focus on the disease and are trying to take advantage of the pandemic. MASSIVE NEW COUNTERNARCOTICS OPERATION IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC Washington is deploying additional Navy destroyers, combat ships, aircraft and helicopters, Coast Guard cutters and Air Force surveillance aircraft. Source: Ensonhaber.com