U.S. Targets Drug Trafficking In 3 Counties! 

U.S. Targets Drug Trafficking In 3 Counties! 
Posted by FoM on June 15, 1999 at 11:51:48 PT
Source: The Harford Courant
WASHINGTON Three Connecticut counties - Hartford, New Haven and Fairfield - today will be designated part of a New England high-intensity drug-trafficking enforcement area by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
The counties are expected to receive $1 million to assess regional drug problems and design and implement strategies to combat trafficking of narcotics and money laundering. Nine counties in the five other New England states will receive the same designation as part of an announcement that Barry R. McCaffrey, director of the drug policy office, is scheduled to make at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Most of the members of the Connecticut congressional delegation plan to attend the announcement, a first for the state under a program started in 1990. In addition to the planning money, the Connecticut counties will be able to compete for $185.5 million in drug-fighting money, a spokesman for Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-3rd District, said. So far, McCaffrey's office has designated 21 high-intensity drug-trafficking enforcement areas across the nation and has handed out $162 million in grants. McCaffrey also will announce high-trafficking enforcement areas today in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Ohio.
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