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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) advises the President, Secretary of State, other bureaus in the Department of State, and other departments and agencies within the U.S. Government on the development of policies and programs to combat international narcotics and crime. The bureau is headed by Assistant Secretary David T. Johnson under the direction of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs.

INL programs support two of the Department's strategic goals: (1) to reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the United States; and (2) to minimize the impact of international crime on the United States and its citizens.

Counternarcotics and anticrime programs also complement the war on terrorism, both directly and indirectly, by promoting modernization of and supporting operations by foreign criminal justice systems and law enforcement agencies charged with the counter-terrorism mission.


Visiting Scholars Program
Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan places first Afghan candidate in visiting scholars program in the United States. Full Text

Special Briefing on Release of Major Drug-Producing and Drug-Transit Countries
Assistant Secretary Johnson during special briefing on release of Major Drug-Producing and Drug-Transit Countries. [State Dept. photo]Assistant Secretary Johnson delivered remarks at special briefing. Full Text | Text of Presidential Determination

Update on Counternarcotics in Afghanistan
Fact sheet on United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Poppy Cultivation Survey Full Text | Release of 2008 UNODC Report

Good Performers Initiative Awards
On August 27 the United States transferred a $10 million Good Performers Initiative award to the Government of Afghanistan in a ceremony at the Ministry of Counter Narcotics in Kabul. Full Text

Oversight of U.S. Efforts to Train and Equip Police and Enhance the Justice System in Afghanistan
 Assistant Secretary Johnson testified before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Full Text

The Merida Initiative: Examining U.S. Efforts to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations
Assistant Secretary Johnson testified before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism of the House Homeland Security Committee. Full Text

17th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Opening Statement by Ambassador Greg Schulte, U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna. Full Text

Transnational Crime and Unity of Effort to Combat Gangs, Criminals and Terrorists
Assistant Secretary Johnson spoke before the Ministers of Justice or Attorney Generals of the Americas (REMJA). Full Text

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