BUFFALO, N.Y. — A group of lawmakers say the country must do a better job stopping drug smuggling along the northern border.

A measure passed today calls for the Office of National Drug Control Policy to come up with a plan to blunt the movement of drugs across the U.S.-Canadian border. The Senate already passed the bill. If President Barack Obama signs it, the policy office will have six months to draft recommendations.

The measure calls for a combined effort by national drug control policy office, relevant national drug agencies and state, local, tribal, and international governments.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., say a strategy is needed because of increased smuggling of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and Ecstasy.