The opioid epidemic is devastating too many American communities. At the Department of Homeland Security, we are working with our partners here and overseas to stop the flow of illicit opioids at the source and interdicting narcotics before they reach our borders.
On Thursday, April 19, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined President Donald J. Trump and senior U.S. officials at the Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) in Key West, Florida. The purpose of the visit was to review the Administration’s ongoing efforts to combat transnational organized crime and stop illicit drugs from entering the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen addresses the of CBP in combating the flow of dangerous illicit drugs, including synthetic opioids, into the United States, specifically through international mail and express consignment carrier shipments.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Office of Illicit Trade, Travel, and Finance Deputy Assistant Director Greg Nevano addresses the crisis of heroin and illicit fentanyl in the United States and the efforts of ICE to target, investigate, disrupt, dismantle and bring to justice the criminal elements responsible for the manufacturing, smuggling, and distribution of dangerous opioids.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke this week met with Colombian Vice President Óscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo in Washington, DC. Acting Secretary Duke and Vice President Naranjo discussed mutual concerns regarding coca production in Colombia, and reaffirmed their commitment to continue cooperation and information sharing.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s announcement that he will direct the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen addresses the role of CBP in combating the flow of dangerous illicit drugs into the United States, specifically through international mail and express consignment carrier shipments.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner for Operations Support Robert Perez addresses the role of CBP in combating the flow of dangerous synthetic opioids, particularly illicit fentanyl, into the United States.