International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL)

The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is the representative office of the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

INL collaborates with the Royal Thai Government, other U.S. government entities, regional governments, and non-governmental organizations to develop initiatives to build capacity in the criminal justice sector in Thailand and regionally.  INL has funded activities to combat trafficking in illegal drugs, terrorism, and transnational organized crime, and provided material assistance to counter-drug and law enforcement activities in Thailand for over 40 years.

Our programs are divided into three categories, with significant overlap:

  • Law Enforcement Support
  • Justice Sector Development
  • Regional Skills Development and Cooperation

Principal Partner Agencies

U.S. Government

  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Department of Treasury
  • Various State and Local Government Agencies
  • Federal Judiciary

Royal Thai Government

  • Royal Thai Police
  • Attorney General’s Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Office of Narcotics Control Board
  • Thailand Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO)
  • Office of the President of the Supreme Court / Thai Judiciary