The U.S. is launching counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to prevent drug cartels from exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s president said Wednesday.
Speaking at a White House press briefing, Donald Trump said cartels, criminals, terrorists and other malign actors are posing a “growing threat” amid the global focus on the disease and are trying to take advantage of the pandemic.
“We will never let that happen. Today, the United States is launching enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to protect the American people from the deadly scourge of illegal narcotics,” Trump told reporters.
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