CONCEPTS

HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS 

 

Since 1996, the US Department of State has been reporting on the worldwide situation regarding narcotics. Each year the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report is published. This provides information on a country by country basis on various matters relating to drug production, trafficking and control. 


The US also publishes a Presidential Determination on major drug transit or major illicit drug producing countries each year. In 2019, there were 22 countries named in the Determination, with Bolivia and Venezuela having been cited as having failed demonstrably during the previous 12 months to adhere to their obligations under international counter-narcotics agreements.