Earlier this month, the Department of State released the 2017 International Narcotic Control Strategy Report (INCSR). In a teleconference on March 2, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield introduced the INCSR, saying “This report… tells a picture of the international architecture that is now in place around the world to help us address this crisis in the United States.”
According to Brownfield, the two volume report “lays out a good global architecture for more than 100 nations of the world to cooperate and work together to address the drug issue.” Brownfield admitted that, while there are serious international drug problems to face, the U.S. is in a better position to address these problems than they have been in the past few decades.
Volume 1 of the INCSR focuses on drug and chemical control, while volume 2 focuses on money laundering and financial crimes. The report credits both international and interagency cooperation with successful endeavors to minimize drug problems and related criminal activity around the world.
For more information on the report, please follow the links below.
2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Department of State
Briefing on the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Department of State