The Obama administration is poised to announce that it will use $8 billion in a new anti-drug strategy to tackle the drug trade, including using an expanded federal prison system and a more aggressive push against “superpredators” and others with drug convictions.
The move is expected to be announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the first-ever announcement of a U.N. anti-gang policy.
Lynch is expected at a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other foreign leaders in Mexico City on Thursday.
Lynch also is expected on Thursday to announce the opening of an embassy in Mexico, the U.K. and Canada.
A spokesman for Lynch said that the announcement was meant to underscore that the U,S.
and Mexico have a common interest in preventing drugs from being brought into the U