Foundation Hosts Trans-Regional Crack Cocaine Symposium with U.S. State Department

On March 27 and 28, 2012, the DEA Educational Foundation brought together on behalf of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), representatives from five South American and two West African countries to discuss the rising problem of smoked crack cocaine base in those countries. Included in the gathering were delegates from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in South America, and Guinea-Bissau and Liberia in West Africa. The gathering of experts from law enforcement, education, treatment, government policy, and academia took place at the DEA Museum’s traveling “Target America” exhibit in Tampa, Florida.

Videos from the Symposium’s Sessions

Tuesday Morning: Opening Remarks

Tuesday Morning: Keynote Speaker

Tuesday Morning: History of Crack Cocaine in the United States

Tuesday Morning: South America Panel

Tuesday Afternoon: West Africa Panel

Tuesday Afternoon: Report on Results of Crack Cocaine Sampling Analysis

Tuesday Afternoon: Report on Results of Crack Cocaine Sampling Analysis – in Brazil

Tuesday Afternoon: Toxicological Panel

Wednesday Morning: Law Enforcement Panel

Wednesday Morning: Treatment Methods

Wednesday Afternoon: Child Addiction Panel

Wednesday Afternoon: Best Practices Panel


Image Gallery from the Symposium

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