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Please see current site for Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

 
The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Funding
Narcotics Control
Crime Control
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General Information

The Bureau for 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 INL narcotics control program has two primary goals: (1) to use the full range of U.S. diplomacy to convince foreign governments of the importance and relevance of narcotics control to bilateral and multilateral relations and to promote cooperation with the U.S.; and (2) to employ the Bureau's various programs to help stop the flow of illegal drugs to American soil.

The international crime program has three major goals: (1) to combat the growing threat to our national security posed by international organized crime; (2) to help emerging democracies strengthen their national law enforcement institutions; and (3) to strengthen efforts by the United Nations and other international organizations to assist member states in combating international criminal activity. [See mission statement.]

INL was highlighted as the Bureau of the Month in the December 1999 and May 1997 issues of State magazine. These articles describe the history of the bureau and the wide range of international drug and crime issues that INL addresses on a daily basis.

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