Feinstein, Grassley Outline Steps to Combat West African Drug Trade

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today released a bipartisan report: Eight Steps to Counter the Drug Trade in West Africa that provides recommendations for Congress and the Obama Administration to counter illicit activities surrounding the West African drug trade.             Senator Feinstein said: “The rising drug trade in West Africa

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Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON – Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced they will hold a hearing on dangerous synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice and so-called “bath salts” on Wednesday, September 25, at 2:30 p.m.             Senator Feinstein recently introduced the Protecting Our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act of 2013 to combat synthetic drugs designed

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Feinstein Statement on Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today chaired a hearing on dangerous synthetic drugs such as Molly, K2, Spice and so-called “bath salts.”  Following are her remarks at the hearing:             “In my view, synthetic drugs are diabolical.  Synthetic drugs are often unregulated substances designed by scientists to mimic the effects of controlled

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U.S. Shouldn’t Abandon Counternarcotics Effort in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – As the United States prepares to wind down military operations in Afghanistan, we must not withdraw support for one of the most critical efforts to ensure security and stability in the region: the decade-long effort to curtail the Afghan drug trade.  Very little product from the Afghan drug trade, namely heroin, is actually consumed in the United States. The majority

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Feinstein, Grassley Report Outlines Strategies to Strengthen U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Practices

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today released a bipartisan report entitled The Buck Stops Here: Improving U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Practices that provides recommendations for Congress and the Obama Administration to strengthen anti-money laundering laws and regulations in the United States. “Drug traffickers are motivated by one thing: money. The

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Feinstein, Grassley Introduce Bill to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

WASHINGTON – Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today introduced legislation to combat transnational organized crime. The Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2013, which passed the Senate unanimously in 2011 but was not considered in the House of Representatives, provides the Justice Department new tools to prosecute foreign drug traffickers.             “Drug traffickers

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