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 plan during a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state hard hit by the opioid crisis.
Mr. Trump is also set to announce measures to tackle over-prescription and insufficient access to treatment.
The epidemic claimed the lives of 63,600 Americans in 2016.
Some 2.4 million Americans are estimated to be addicted to opioids, a class of drugs that includes prescription painkillers and heroin.