Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 12, 2013


The U.S. Department of State submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2013 to Congress on March 4, 2013. The two-volume report offers a comprehensive assessment of the efforts of foreign governments to reduce illicit narcotics production, trafficking and use, in keeping with their international obligations under UN treaties. The Report also examines anti-money laundering policies and practices and related financial crimes. The Drug and Chemical Control section covers the efforts of 92 countries and jurisdictions. The second section, Money-Laundering and Financial Crimes, describes the efforts of the 65 Major Money Laundering Countries to implement strong anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing regimes. The Report is a requirement of section 489 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and is due in March each year.

The full text of the INCSR is available for review at http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2013/. For further information, please contact INL-PAPD@state.gov.



PRN: 2013/0274