This hearing examined the production, sale and distribution of illicit drugs in Afghanistan which funds the Taliban, corrupts public officials, and undermines political stability and the rule of law. The hearing also examined future counternarcotics efforts in the country as U.S. troop levels are reduced in the coming years.
This hearing examined the continued construction of illegal tunnels on the southwest border of the United States and the role these increasingly sophisticated tunnels may play in the transport of drugs, weapons and human beings.
This hearing focused on U.S. efforts to combat illegal drug trafficking and enhance security throughout Central America. Because of recent enforcement efforts in Mexico, drug traffickers are increasingly using Central America as a transshipment point for illegal drugs bound for the United States.
This hearing looked at dangerous synthetic drugs, including K2, Spice, and bath salts. More and more people, including men and women serving in the armed forces, are using synthetic substances to get high.