Jamaica Gleaner:- Jamaica has been named by United States President Donald Trump among major drug-transit or illicit drug-producing countries.
The designation was made in Trump’s Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2020 report.
The document, dated August 8, was submitted as a memorandum to the Secretary of State.
America’s Foreign Relations Authorization Act defines a major illicit drug-producing country as one in which:
(A) one thousand hectares or more of illicit opium poppy is cultivated or harvested during a year.
(B) one thousand hectares or more of illicit coca is cultivated or harvested during a year.
(C) five thousand hectares or more of illicit cannabis is cultivated or harvested during a year, unless the president determines that such illicit cannabis production does not significantly affect the United States.