The Trump Administration is successfully thwarting the spread of illicit drugs in America. Today, as the President travels to Southern Command headquarters in Florida, he’ll receive an update on ongoing counternarcotic operations.
Under the direction of President Trump, strengthened measures in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific regions have been implemented to combat threats posed by drug trafficking criminals.
The President has:
- Deployed additional ships, aircraft, and security forces
- Instructed the Defense Secretary to order units of the Selected Reserve to active duty
- And strengthen the interdiction of deadly drugs at the southern border.
Overdose tragically kills nearly 70,000 Americans a year, an issue President Trump is committed to ending.
This year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than 92,000 pounds of meth, 1,000 pounds of fentanyl, 3,000 pounds of heroin, and 25,000 pounds of cocaine.
On the recent visit by the President of Mexico to the White House to discuss trade, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security commented,
“We look forward to continuing to work with Mexico to prevent criminal activity – to include drug smuggling and gun violence – from making it to U.S. cities.”
Through swift actions, the President is upholding a promise to put America first and bolster our border security.