Today, President Trump will receive a briefing on drug trafficking at the border.

From the White House on today’s event, which we’ll be going into soon:
 
Today, President Donald J. Trump will receive a briefing from Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials detailing how drugs are smuggled through the southern border and into communities across our Nation. Deadly drugs continue to pour across the border and into our communities, destroying countless American lives and families. On February 15, 2019, President Trump followed through on his promise to address the humanitarian and security crisis on our border by declaring a national emergency. President Trump recognizes his sacred duty to protect the American people and stop drugs from flooding into our great country.
 
The following individuals are expected to attend:
 
The White House
President Donald J. Trump
Kellyanne Conway, Assistant to the President and Senior Counselor 
Jim Carroll, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
 
Trump Administration
Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon, Drug Enforcement Administration
Thomas Alexander, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats, Department of Defense
 
External Participants
Matt Allen, Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Sheriff Tony Childress, Livingston Country, IL
Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, Bristol County, MA
Steve Marshall, Attorney General of Alabama
Mike McDaniel, Director, Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)
Gilbert Orrantia, Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security
Todd Owens, Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Carla Provost, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol
 

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