Trump Seeks Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers to Curb US Opioid Abuse
|03/19/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his long-awaited plan to combat the opioid addiction crisis on Monday. The plan will include a controversial measure that seeks death penalty for some high-volume traffickers.
Andrew Bremberg, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council told reporters on Sunday that the death penalty would be sought for trafficking in some opioids, including fentanyl, when appropriate under current law.
It remains unclear how prosecutors could seek the death penalty for traffickers without changing U.S. law. Some legal scholars have said the issue may need to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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