Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs [INL] Law and Legal Definition

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is a part of the U.S. Department of State that advises the U.S. President, Secretary of State, other bureaus in the Department of State, and other departments and agencies within the U.S. Government on the development of policies and programs to combat international narcotics and crime.

The INL programs aim to:

a. reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the U.S.; and

b. minimize the impact of international crime on the U.S. and its citizens.

The INL Counter-narcotics and anticrime programs complement counterterrorism efforts by promoting modernization of and supporting operations by foreign criminal justice systems and law enforcement agencies charged with the counter-terrorism mission.