Washington, DC – The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing entitled, “The $150 Billion Drug Market: A Dive into the Economics of Cartels,” in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd. The hearing will examine how drug cartels have adapted their production, trafficking, and finance schemes for the 21st century.
EVENT: Senate Drug Caucus hearing on the $150 Billion Drug Market: A Dive into the Economics of Cartels
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
WHO: Witness List
Celina Realuyo, Adjunct Professor of Practice, The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs
Michael McDaniel, President, National HIDTA Director’s Association and Director, Houston HIDTA
Lakshmi Kumar, Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity
Erica Hanichak, Government Affairs Director, Financial Accountability and Corporation Transparency (FACT) Coalition
Established in 1985, the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control consists of seven members, with four belong to the majority party. The Caucus, which is authorized in law and has the status of a standing committee, has held hearings on strengthening U.S. antinarcotics efforts around the world, as well as addressing heroin and prescription drug abuse on American soil. In the past decade, the Caucus has drafted reports on the West African drug trade and the connection between U.S. money laundering and organized crime.