Trump´s opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

Trump to urge Justice Department to seek death penalty for drug trafficking 'where appropriate'

MANCHESTER, N.H. -President Donald Trump pledged to achieve victory over the opioid epidemic in a speech in hard-hit New Hampshire Monday, touting a "tough" law-enforcement approach-including the death penalty for dealers-as Congress wrestles with treatment funding.

Congress has approved $6 billion to combat the epidemic and a senior official told CNN that Trump's plan will lay out how the administration believes that money should be spent. New Hampshire has been hit particularly hard by opioid and drug abuse.

Despite Trump's claims, there's no data backing up the claim that immigrants commit more drug-related crimes than US citizens. "Some of these drug dealers will kill thousands of people in their lifetimes, and destroy the lives of many more people than that", he said.

In addition to the first lady, several members of Trump's Cabinet are expected to attend the New Hampshire event with the President, the official said. "Some countries have a very, very tough penalty - the ultimate penalty". The president called for broadening awareness about drug addiction while expanding access to proven treatment and recovery efforts, but the backbone of his plan is to toughen the punishment for those caught trafficking highly addictive drugs.

President Trump will make good on his promise to seek the death penalty for drug dealers with the unveiling of a new plan to combat the opioid crisis.

Philippines police say they have killed 4,100 drug suspects as part of the campaign.

Monday marked the first time Trump and the first lady have traveled to New Hampshire since attending a rally at the SNHU Arena on November 7, 2016, the night before the general election.

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On opioid overprescribing, the plan asks that 75% of opioid prescriptions that are reimbursed by federal healthcare programs over the next three years be written using best practices.

Mr Trump drew criticism previous year after leaked transcripts of his telephone conversation with Mexico's president published in the Washington Post showed he had described New Hampshire as a "drug-infested den".

Trump's plan directs his Justice Department to prosecute doctors, pharmacies and opioid manufacturers that break the law and calls for increased research and development through public-private partnerships with other manufacturers of the drugs. "So we're going to have to be very strong on penalties".

President Donald Trump on Monday told a crowd of about 400 people gathered at a community college here that America would beat back an opioid overdose crisis that claims thousands of lives each week, including as many as one Mainer every day. "Creating additional criminal penalties and ratcheting up enforcement continues a failed strategy: addressing the supply of drugs alone is not going to be effective unless equal attention is paid to reducing the demand for them".

As far as any new policy announcements from the president, Goonan has one major wish.

"I'm proud of this administration's effort to end this epidemic", she said.

Last October, Trump declared the crisis a national public health emergency, short of the national state of emergency sought by a presidential commission he put together. It follows a visit to the state last week by retiring Sen. Other Republicans who are considering challenges to the president have already started visiting the New Hampshire.

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