This report is a comprehensive assessment of the threat posed to the United States by the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs. It was prepared through detailed analysis of the most recent law enforcement, intelligence, and public health data available to the National Drug Intelligence Center through the date of publication.

The assessment addresses emerging developments related to the trafficking and use of primary illicit substances of abuse, the nonmedical use of controlled prescription drugs, and the laundering of proceeds generated through illicit drug sales. It also addresses the role that transnational criminal organizations and organized gangs play in domestic drug trafficking, the significant role that the Southwest Border plays in the illicit drug trade, and the societal impact of drug abuse.

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