Calling for Greater Resources and Support to State and Local Law Enforcement for Border Interdiction

Calling for Greater Resources and Support to State and Local Law Enforcement for Border Interdiction

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WHEREAS Mexico is the transit point for almost 90 percent of all cocaine consumed in the United States, is the primary source of foreign methamphetamine and marijuana, and is one of the primary sources for heroin; and

WHEREAS Mexican drug trafficking organizations currently represent the greatest organized crime threat to the United States, controlling drug distribution in most U.S. cities and gaining strength in those markets that they do not yet control; and

WHEREAS Mexican drug trafficking organizations are heavily armed, have members and affiliates in cities across the United States, and use sophisticated communications and transportation networks to carry out their operations; and

WHEREAS state and local law enforcement agencies have limited resources to combat drug trafficking and gang-related crimes along the United States borders in addition to their traditional role of enforcing local laws and protecting their communities; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED that the International Association of Chiefs of Police duly assembled at its 117th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, encourages Congress to provide greater resources and support to state, local and tribal law enforcement for drug interdiction and to combat violence at the Southwest Border of the United States.

 


Submitted by: Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Committee
NDD.022.a10

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