Trump signs bill to enhance opioid screening technology at border

US President Donald Trump signed the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology, orINTERDICT Act [text, PDF], on Wednesday, with the purpose of affording border protection agents enhanced opioid screening technology. The act authorizes appropriation of up to $9 million to enhance the ability of US Customs and Border Patrol [official website] to “prevent, detect, and interdict the unlawful importation of fentanyl, other synthetic opioids, and other narcotics and psychoactive substances,” including the acquisition of new…

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