CNMI introduces bill to seize assets of drug pushers

2:50 pm on 17 April 2015

A bill seeing to take the assets of individuals convicted of supplying or distributing illegal drugs has been introduced in the Northern Marianas.

CNMI Legislature 16:10

CNMI Legislature 16:10 Photo: Supplied

The bill seeks stricter deterrents against those wanting to sell and distribute "ice" by proposing those convicted forfeit their assets.

The forfeited funds will be deposited in a Department of Corrections revolving account to be spent at the discretion of the attorney general and the Department of Public Safety commissioner.

Another recent bill has sought to allocate $300,000 to the agencies to supplement their drug enforcement efforts.