The Black Forest Industry Association has announced plans to join the DEA Black Market Extraction Enforcement Program (BEEP), the DEA announced today.
The association’s Executive Director, Robert L. Martin, said BEEP will provide an opportunity for the industry to increase its access to and share its unique knowledge and information to the DEA.BEEP will be available to the public starting March 31, 2017.
The DEA said it is currently looking for participants to join its DEA-led DEA-approved Black Market Intelligence Program (BMI).
In a statement, the DEA said that BEEP provides information on illicit drugs, international money laundering, and criminal organizations that have been operating in the Black Forest and surrounding areas.
In addition, the agency said it will offer the industry a financial incentive to participate in the program by offering up to $50,000 in financial assistance to the industry for each participant.
The DEA will not be accepting applications through the agency’s website.
Instead, participants must apply through BEEP by filling out a form online.
In addition, participants will be required to submit fingerprints and provide contact information.
The company’s board of directors has expressed interest in joining the DEA program, which is a joint effort between the DEA and the US Treasury Department.
Martin said the company has been in contact with the DEA, and will be accepting application requests on a rolling basis.
The agency said BEAP will provide information on illegal drugs, money laundering and criminal groups that have the potential to operate in the region, including the Black Hills and the Black Mountains.
The program is designed to improve public health and safety in the black-forest areas and the surrounding areas, and to facilitate the recovery of the cannabis and marijuana produced in the United States.