Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 26, 2010

Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David T. Johnson will deliver remarks on the release of the 2010 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. in the State Department Press Briefing Room (Room 2209). Assistant Secretary Johnson will respond to questions following his opening remarks.

This on-the-record, on-camera briefing is open for press coverage. Members of the press who do not have a State Department building pass should arrive at the 23rd Street entrance by 11:45 a.m. for clearance through security and access to the briefing room. Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Advance Viewing of the Embargoed Report
The embargoed report will be available on CD on Monday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the State Department’s Press Office (Room 2109). The entire report is EMBARGOED until the end of the press briefing, approximately 1:00 p.m.

Electronic Access to the Report via Internet
The full text of the report will be available for review and/or downloading from the Department of State website at at the end of the press briefing, approximately 1:00 p.m. on March 1.

Book Form
Copies of the full printed version of the Drugs and Chemical INCSR Report (Volume I) will be sold at a later date by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC 20402; telephone 202-512-1800; fax 202-512-2250. Printed copies of Report Volume II “Money Laundering and Financial Crimes” will not be available. The CD will have Microsoft “Word” and Adobe “PDF” versions of both Volumes I and II of the INCSR.

Press Contacts
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Susan Pittman (202) 647-2842

Thomas White (202) 736-4144


PRN: 2010/228