President Trump is visiting the U.S. Southern Command in Doral Friday where he will be briefed on drug trafficking from South America.
Retired Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan told 850WFTL that President Trump’s trip to Miami will highlight his administation’s ephasis on stopping drug trafficking and illegal immigration.
Unlike our southern border, Florida has 1350 miles of coastline, which is difficult for ICE to police alone. Homan says that’s why in Miami, there’s a joint task force of multiple federal agencies that does drug importation investigations. ICE is joined by the U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security and the US military in its fight to keep drug smugglers and illegal immigration from Florida’s borders. Homan says they are all making a huge impact in reducing maritime smuggling into the United States.
The President recently directed SOUTHCOM to partner with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other organizations to continue conducting enhanced counter-narcotic operations in the Caribbean Sea and East Pacific Ocean.
Listen to full interview with former ICE Director Thomas Homan here.