Washington, DC – At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing entitled “The Role of the Federal Government in Attacking the Financial Networks of Cartels” in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing will examine the financial techniques that drug cartels use to launder and protect their ill-gotten gains and actions federal agencies can take to stop them.
|EVENT:||Senate Drug Caucus hearing on role of the federal government in attacking the financial networks of cartels|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, July 12, 2 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215|
|WHO:||Brian E. Nelson, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury|
Ambassador Todd D. Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Established in 1985, the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, consists of seven members, with four belonging 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. counter-narcotics efforts around the world, narcotics-related corruption, as well as addressing the drug overdose epidemic in America. In the past decade, the Caucus has drafted reports on the drug trade in Afghanistan, the Caribbean, Mexico, and West Africa, and the connection between U.S. money laundering and organized crime.