International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement At A Glance

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Separated by the Security Assistance Monitor, the security assistance part of the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) program provides equipment and training to foreign countries for counternarcotics and anti-crime efforts. 

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International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) provides equipment, training and services to foreign countries for counternarcotics and anti-crime efforts, incuding counter-money laudnering, aviation experitse, stabilization, cyber security, and police and justice reform. This assistance is administered within the State Department's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), which designs and carries out relevant policy and programs, while advising and coordinating other U.S. agencies' overseas anti-drug activities.  Authorized by section 481 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, it permits the president "to furnish assistance to any country or international organization … for the control of narcotic and psychotropic drugs and other controlled substances, or for other anticrime purposes." In limited instances, this assistance may provide weaponry (with 15-day congressional notification) for the defensive arming of aircraft used for counternarcotics operations, or for defensive purposes by State Department employees or contract personnel engaged in counternarcotics activities. Law enforcement training from this account seeks to improve counternarcotics capabilities in recipient countries for civilian agencies and rarely for military personnel. Finally, INCLE funds are also eligible for development assistance, particularly "alternative development" aid to encourage cultivation of legal crops. The Security Assitance Monitor includes economic-focused INCLE assistance as a separate program entitled International Narcotics Control Economic Aid. Reporting known as the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report is required to detail certification decisions, narcotics activity and U.S. programs in each drug source or transit country. 

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Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 P.L. 87-195, Chapter 8.  Sec. 481

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