U.S. President Donald Trump has called for death penalty for drug traffickers saying “This isn’t about nice anymore.”
Announcing his plans to tackle the US’ opioid epidemic, the President said a tough stance was required to tackle the situation.
“Toughness is the thing they most fear”. he said
Trump unveiled his plans in New Hampshire, a state that has been hard hit by the drug scourge.
The move represents the laying down of an early marker in the 45th President’s re-election campaign for 2020.
Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic drugs, killed more than 42,000 people in the US in 2016, the highest total ever recorded.