'War on Drugs' Explored Feb. 10

Effects of the ‘War on Drugs’
on the Texas Southern Border

Find out how the U.S. War on Drugs has decreased the flow of narcotics entering the country at the next installment of professional development courses for first responders sponsored by Texas A&M International University and Texas National Guard Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6 – 7:15 p.m. in Bob Bullock Hall, room 208.

This course is free and open to the public.

“The War on Drugs and the South Texas Border” will focus on how the nation’s War on Drugs has decreased the flow of narcotics entering the country and drug used, but it has also increased the homicide rates and prison populations.

Because South Texas has been a major route for narcotics trafficking, this session will look at the war on drugs in general and discuss narcotics offending on the southern Texas border.

Upcoming courses include: community resource mapping, narco-terrorism and international organized crime, terrorism law, immigration law, globalization, forensic psychology, and more.

For more information, contact Dr. Claudia San Miguel, director, criminal justice program, at csanmiguel@tamiu.edu, 326.2529 or visit office in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall, room 302J.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu