Press Release: Regarding narcotic trafficking in Colombia

By Jessie Schirrick Posted November 3, 2012

In a recent press release, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and terrifying threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of America due to massive drug cartels located in Colombia. These drug traffickers are imposing a huge threat.

“Because the actions of infamous narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia continue to endanger the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States and cause an extreme level of violence, corruption, and harm in the United States and abroad, the national emergency declared on October 21, 1995, and the actions are taken to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond October 21, 2012.

Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia,” said Obama regarding the situation.