Pompeo Monitoring Drug War in China, Latin America

Posted on June 11, 2019 2:00 pm

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the United States is making progress in an increasingly global drug war, although Chinese drug gangs and the “Maduro mafia” are posing major barriers to success.

Pompeo appeared before the first hearing of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control for the new Congress. The caucus, now chaired by Sens. John Cornyn (R., Texas) and Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), is responsible for overseeing programs and private initiatives that encourage international cooperation on fighting the threat of drugs.

The work done by the INC caucus has grown particularly important in recent years as