US President Donald Trump has called for drug traffickers to face the death penalty as part of his plan to combat the US painkiller-addiction epidemic.
He outlined the capital punishment proposal during a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state hard hit by the opioid crisis.
Mr Trump also announced measures to tackle over-prescription and insufficient access to treatment.
The US opioid crisis claimed 63,600 lives in 2016, say health officials.
Mr Trump was cheered on Monday as he told a crowd: “If we don’t get tough on the drug dealers we’re wasting our time.