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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

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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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September 2014 Issue

INL’s Thom Browne Recognized for Work Fighting Global Drug Addiction

Date: 2014 Description: Thom Browne (right) pictured with Dr. Gilberto Gerra of UNODC at a child addiction drug treatment center in Kabul, Afghanistan. - State Dept Image Thom Browne, Deputy Director of INL’s Office of Anti-Crime Programs was named a finalist for the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (‘Sammies’) award for Career Achievement. The award honors the dedication of federal employees who have made significant contributions in service to our country. Browne is being recognized for efforts against drug addiction worldwide. Learn More»

INL Expands Partnership with the Philippines

Date: 2014 Description: INL Director pictured with Philippine Maritime Police - State Dept ImageThis month INL signed a new partnership agreement with the Government of the Philippines. Under the new agreement, INL will work with the Philippines to enhance its policing in the archipelago through technical training and the supply of specialized equipment. The agreement will also bolster the country’s interdiction activities. Learn More»

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