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The Death Penalty For Drug Traffickers

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A disembarkation/embarkation form issued by the immigration authorities of Singapore bearing the statement "WARNING: DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW".

President Trump has announced harsher penalties for drug trafficking offenses, including the death penalty. The penalties are part of a larger proposal laid out by the White House to combat the opioid epidemic. The proposal also includes funding for education about substance abuse and expansion of access to treatment.

We'll look at what the proposal contains, the impact it will have on the opioid crisis, and appropriate punishment for drug traffickers.