White House’s National Interdiction Command and Control Plan

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has released the 2020 National Interdiction Command and Control Plan (2020 Plan), which outlines the strategy for combating illegal drug traffic into the United States.

The 2020 Plan centers around one main objective:Drugs and money on table

Drastically reducing the number of Americans losing their lives to drug addiction by significantly decreasing the availability of illicit drugs in America’s communities. This will be done by focusing interdiction efforts on targeting specific drug transportation routes and modalities, by countering criminal drug traffickers, and by strengthening the network of domestic and international law enforcement partners focused on interdiction and counterdrug efforts.

The 2020 Plan does not list out the specific actions that must be taken to reach this objective, instead, it is meant to be a high-level view of the White House’s drug interdiction strategy and highlights three main areas of focus:

  • Targeting Specific Drug Transportation Routes and Delivery Modalities
  • Countering Criminal Drug Traffickers
  • Strengthening the Network of Domestic and International Partners Focused on Interdiction and on Law Enforcement Counterdrug Efforts

For more information on topics related to this piece, visit the HSDL Featured Topics on Opioids, or check out the White House’s 2020 National Drug Control Strategy released earlier this month.

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