April 5, 2019 / 1:35 PM / 5 months ago

Trump: looking at economic penalty for drugs coming from Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he is considering an economic penalty apart from tariffs to counter the smuggling of drugs from Mexico across the southern U.S. border.

“Likewise I am looking at an economic penalty for the 500 Billion Dollars in illegal DRUGS that are shipped and smuggled through Mexico and across our Southern Border,” Trump said in a Twitter post as he prepared to leave the White House for a two-day trip that will include a visit to the border.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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