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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 4264

PUBLIC LAW 100-690—NOV. 18, 1988 OD) DIPLOMATIC DISCUSSIONS REGARDING WESTERN HEMISPHERE RE-

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GiONAL FoRCE.—The President shall direct the United States Ambassador to the Organization of American States, under the direction of the Secretary of State, to initiate diplomatic discussions with member nations of the Organization of American States aimed at securing agreement to the formation of a multinational force to conduct operations against international illegal drug smuggling organizations wherever they may be found in the Western Hemisphere. (c) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall report to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives on the progress United States diplomatic efforts have made toward achieving agreement on the establishment of such a multinational anti-narcotics force for the Western Hemisphere. (d) BUDGET REQUEST.—If diplomatic efforts toward achieving a multinational anti-narcotics force for the Western Hemisphere demonstrate progress or agreement has been reached on formation of such a force, the President shall submit to the Congress, within 30 days after submission of the report required by subsection (c), supplemental budget requests for fiscal years 1989 and 1990 covering the United States share of the cost of operation and maintenance of such a force. (e) OTHER REGIONAL ANTI-NARCOTIC FORCES.—The Congress urges the President to seek the establishment, in each of the relevant regions of the world, of a multilateral anti-narcotics force similar to the Western Hemisphere anti-narcotics force contemplated by this section. SEC. 4102. UNITED NATIONS EFFORTS TO STOP ILLEGAL DRUG TRAFFICKING.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) the Department of State estimates that in 1987 the worldwide production of opium was between 1,902 and 3,107 metric tons, production of cocaine hydrochloride was between 324 and 422 metric tons, and production of marijuana was between 10,930 and 17,625 metric tons; (2) it is estimated that the value of the illegal drug trade worldwide is as high as $500,000,000,000 a year; (3) drug traffickers appear to be intensifying their efforts to distribute drugs to Western industrialized nations, as a source of stable currencies; (4) drug traffickers also appear to be intensifying their efforts to distribute drugs to developing nations, as a means to increase their market; (5) it is estimated that there are between 25,000,000 and 30,000,000 drug addicts worldwide; (6) the American illegal drug market alone, comprised primarily of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin, annually produces between $50,000,000,000 and $100,000,000,000 at the retail level; (7) approximately 35 percent of the inmates of State prisons were under the influence of illegal drugs at the time they committed the crime for which they were incarcerated; (8) it is estimated that there are 26,000,000 regular users of illegal drugs in the Nation, slightly more than 10 percent of the Nation's population; and