International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
The International Narcotics and Law (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, established in 1985, is the largest and most complex INL office in the Department of State. INL has 147 direct employees and is supported by over 1000 U.S., Colombian, and other country institutional contractors.
Under the Ambassador's leadership, INL receives program guidance, support and funding from the Department of State's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
INL provides training, operations, intelligence, and logistical support to the Colombian Government’s counternarcotics programs through funding from the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act. INL provides counternarcotics policy and strategy guidance to the Ambassador and funding and special project/liaison support to other U.S. Embassy and government agencies.