Today, Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy, released the Obama Administration’s first-ever National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy. The Strategy outlines new actions that seek to reduce the two-way flow of illicit drugs between the United States and Canada [...]
“Disrupting the flow of illegal drugs across our borders is critical to our nation’s safety and security,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. [...]
Some key strategic objectives outlined in the Strategy include: [...]
- Increasing the amount seized of illicit narcotics and drug proceeds crossing the Northern border by bolstering security at and between ports of entry.
- Enhancing air and maritime domain awareness and response capabilities along the Northern Border.
- Developing resources and providing training opportunities to tribal law enforcement agencies.
- Targeting the financial infrastructure of Transnational Criminal Organizations.
Of course, just like with Mexico, this is being done with the full cooperation of the Canadian government. I’m sure the families of the 50,000 dead Mexicans will be happy to reassure Canadians that they have nothing to worry about.