On October 26, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Elaine Duke released a statement on DHS’s role in responding to the opioid crisis. Duke’s statement followed President Trump’s announcement that he would direct the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency.
In her statement, Duke stated that DHS will focus primarily on supply reduction, working with bother international and U.S. interagency partners to stem the flow of illicit opioids into the U.S. She also laid out DHS’s tasks, including Coast Guard Patrols, Customs and Border Protection apprehensions, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations.
For more information on Duke’s statement, please follow the link below.
Acting Secretary Duke Statement on President Trump Taking Action Against the Opioid Crisis, Department of Homeland Security