Ali analyzes benefits of designating drug cartels as terrorists

March 20, 2023 Federal Newswire

Javed Ali, Federal Newswire: "One of the biggest developments would be bringing material support to terrorism charges against Mexican cartels if so designated by the State Department [and approved by Congress]. These charges have been effective post 9/11 against a variety of international terrorist groups like al-Qa'ida and ISIS, and have allowed the FBI, DOJ, and Treasury to bring pressure against individuals who provide relatively low-level of financial or material support to designated groups like those.”