Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 3, 2011


Today, March 3, 2011, the Department of State submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) to Congress. The INCSR reviews conditions in the major illicit drug-producing countries, the major drug-transit countries, and the major source countries for precursor chemicals used in the production of illicit narcotics. In addition, the INCSR discusses conditions in the major money-laundering countries. This is the 28th edition of the annual report to Congress and covers calendar year 2010.

This two-part report is the Department’s comprehensive assessment of foreign governments' efforts to deal with their domestic narcotics problems and meet their international responsibilities, as set out in UN narcotics and crime treaties. The Drugs and Chemical Control section covers some 125 countries and jurisdictions. The second section, Money-Laundering and Financial Crimes, describes the efforts of the 60 major money laundering countries to implement strong anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing regimes.

The INCSR is prepared by the Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The full report is available now on CD, and can be picked up in person from the State Department’s Office of Press Relations in room 2109. It also is available for review and downloading from the Department of State website at: http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2011/index.htm.

Printed versions will not be available.



PRN: 2011/317