Counternarcotics Arrangement Signed During Third Counternarcotics Technical Exchange Between the United States and Cuba

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 22, 2016

The United States and Cuba held their third Counternarcotics Technical Exchange July 21 in Havana. The U.S. delegation included working-level representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Coast Guard (USGC), Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HSI), and the Department of State. The delegations signed a Counternarcotics Arrangement, which will facilitate further cooperation and information sharing between Cuba and the United States in our common effort against illegal narcotics trafficking. Counternarcotics cooperation is part of the broader Law Enforcement Dialogue between the United States and Cuba.