Homeland Security chief touts new anti-drug plan

Associated Press, 6/4/2009

janet-napolitanoHomeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano promised Thursday that a new Obama Administration border drug-fighting strategy won’t just focus on smugglers.

She said the counternarcotics plan also will set its sights on reducing demand from drug users. Napolitano will unveil it Friday with Attorney General Eric Holder and drug czar Gil Kerlikowske in Albuquerque, N.M.

“This is not just about slowing or impeding the flow of drugs from Mexico and Central America into the United States, it’s also about reducing the demand for those drugs,” she said.

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