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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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June 2014 Issue


Embassy Skopje Assists Macedonia with Sentencing Reform

Date: 05/2014 Description: Legal professionals from Macedonia participate in the Sentencing Conference hosted by INL/Macedonia and the Macedonia Judicial Academy in May 2014. - State Dept ImageINL-sponsored conference in Macedonia addresses judicial reform issues with participation of two U.S. judges. Learn More»

Preparing for a Prison Riot

Date: 05/2014 Description: Joint teams executing a riot control formation under watchful eyes of trainers. - State Dept Image

Correctional officers from across the United States and the Caribbean take part in a simulated prison riot. The Mock Prison Riot is an annual event hosted by the West Virginia Corrections Training Foundation. Learn More»

UN Crime Commission Adopts U.S.-Sponsored Resolutions

Date: 05/12/2014 Description: U.S. Delegation at Crime Commission: Todd D. Robinson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State (center), consults with his staff before delivering the U.S. opening statement to the 23rd UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on May 12, 2014. - State Dept Image

A resolution co-sponsored by the INL-led team addresses growing concern with illicit trafficking of timber and other forest products Learn More»

Trilateral Cooperation Part of National Police Training in Mexico

Date: 05/2014 Description: Acting Legal Attaché James Gagliano congratulates a graduate? of the First Line Supervision course at the Puebla State Police Academy.   - State Dept ImageColombian police instructors work as mentors and trainers sharing best practices with Mexican police units. Learn More»

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