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Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on U.S. – Andean Security Cooperation

Will Examine American Counternarcotics Policy with Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela
October 12, 2011

            Washington, DC – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, and Co-Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will hold a hearing Wednesday, October 19 at 2:30 p.m. on U.S.- Andean Security Cooperation.

            The hearing will focus on opportunities for increased U.S. counternarcotics cooperation with Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela.  Among the topics discussed will be drug traffickers’ increased use of semi-submersible and fully-submersible submarines to transport cocaine from the Andean region to the United States.  Members will also examine efforts to reduce narco-violence in Colombia over the past decade.

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Hearing on “U.S.-Andean Security Cooperation
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2011
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building


William Brownfield
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of State

Kevin Whitaker
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Rodney Benson
Assistant Administrator and Chief of Intelligence, Drug Enforcement Administration

William Wechsler
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counternarcotics and Global Threats, Department of Defense

 

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