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The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), headed by Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, 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. INL programs support two of the Department's strategic goals

  • To reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the United States; and
  • To minimize the impact of international crime on the United States and its citizens
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October 2014 Issue


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Affirming INL’s Commitment to Afghan Children of Incarcerated Mothers

Date: 2014 Description: James DeHart, Director for INL's Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs pictured with children at the Children's Support Center. - State Dept Image During a September 23 visit to the Kabul Children’s Support Center (CSC), James DeHart, Director of INL’s Office on Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs, reiterated INL’s commitment to children of incarcerated women and discussed ways to build local NGO fundraising capacity to make the project sustainable. During his visit, James toured the three CSC buildings, reviewed programmatic objectives, and enjoyed a singing performance from the children. Learn More»

INL Supports Female Police Peacekeepers on UN Missions

Date: 2014 Description: Inspector Shakti Devi of the Jammu and Kashmir Police receives an award for Outstanding International Female Police Peacekeeper. - State Dept Image INL, in collaboration with the International Police Peacekeeping Operations Support (IPPOS) program, sponsored 16 female police peacekeepers from 13 countries to attend the 52nd International Association of Women Police (IAWP) annual training meeting. The sessions focused on education and information exchange among women police officers from around the world. This year’s theme, The Strength of Many Embracing Human Rights, focused on the shared experiences of female law enforcement officers in service of the protection of human rights. Learn More»

INL Funds Customs and Border Patrol Training for Officers from Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas

Date: 2014 Description: Inspector Doyle Burrows from the Royal Bahamas Police Force assists in uncovering an illicit firearm. - State Dept Image In an INL-funded program in September, 20 law enforcement and customs officers from The Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago attended U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s National Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement School at the Port of Miami. The training covered topics including helped the officers bolster their capacities to combatting illicit trafficking in container operations and how to interdict illicit firearms bound for the Caribbean. Learn More»


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