Drug trafficking (61 - 70 of 85 items)
Drug Interdiction: Operation Autumn Harvest: A National Guard-Customs Antismuggling Effort
GGD-88-86: Published: Jun 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the National Guard Bureau's and the Customs Service's joint drug interdiction operation along the Arizona-Mexico border.GAO found that: (1) Operation Autumn Harvest did not meet its primary objective of interdicting drug smugglers; (2) of the six suspected drug smugglers Customs intercepted, none carried drugs; and (3) although the operation fail...
Drug Control: Issues Surrounding Increased Use of the Military in Drug Interdiction
NSIAD-88-156: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1988.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the federal government's capability to control drug smuggling into the country, specifically: (1) its use of the military in the drug interdiction program; and (2) the feasibility of authorizing direct military involvement in drug interdiction.GAO found that: (1) the federal strategy to control illegal drugs was to reduce demand through drug a...
National Drug Policy Board: Leadership Evolving, Greater Role in Developing Budgets Possible
GGD-88-24: Published: Feb 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the activities of the National Drug Policy Board, focusing on the Board's role in several federal drug law enforcement initiatives.GAO found that the Board: (1) helped ensure coordination among the federal agencies involved in drug law enforcement; (2) established a mechanism for collecting information on drug seizures and resolved conflicts among...
Drug Law Enforcement: Military Assistance for Anti-Drug Agencies
GGD-88-27: Published: Dec 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with a provision of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 requiring it to make military resources available to drug law enforcement agencies.GAO found that DOD: (1) prepared a list of available assistance and a detailed plan for providing this assistance to drug law enforcement agencies; (2) requested that t...
Interagency Agreements: Customs-Coast Guard Agreement for U.S.-Bahamas Drug Task Force Was Proper
AFMD-87-69: Published: Aug 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an interagency agreement between the Coast Guard and the Customs Service that called for the Coast Guard to procure and operate helicopters for the U.S.-Bahamas Drug Interdiction Task Force, to determine: (1) the legal basis for the agreement; (2) any legal requirement concerning the use of funds; and (3) whether either agency violated any feder...
Drug Smuggling: Large Amounts of Illegal Drugs Not Seized by Federal Authorities
GGD-87-91: Published: Jun 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the capabilities of the federal government to interdict illegal drug smuggling across the southern border of the United States.GAO found that: (1) the Customs Service and the Coast Guard are the principal interdiction agencies and are jointly responsible for both air and marine interdiction; (2) the Department of Defense provides support for air...
The Need for Strong Central Oversight of the Federal Government's War on Drugs
T-GGD-87-17: Published: May 14, 1987. Publicly Released: May 14, 1987.
GAO discussed the need for strong central oversight of federal antidrug efforts. GAO noted that: (1) despite the dramatic increase in drug seizures, there was no decrease in the availability of illegal drugs; (2) obstacles such as differing priorities, interagency rivalries, conflicts, and jurisdictional disputes affected drug abuse control efforts; and (3) a variety of changes in drug strategy, p...
The U.S. Customs Service's Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Center Program
T-GGD-87-8: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed its review of the Customs Service's command, control, communication, and intelligence (C3I) center program, specifically its objectives, current status, and interagency coordination. Customs divided its drug control efforts into several areas, including: (1) air interdiction operations that detect illegal drug smuggling through the use of priva...
Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts
130958: Sep 9, 1986
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed its review of federal drug interdiction efforts. GAO observed that: (1) federal interdiction efforts in recent years have focused primarily on catching drug smugglers who use privately owned aircraft and private and commercial marine vessels as conveyances; (2) movements of illegal drugs through U.S. ports-of-entry via passengers and cargo ship...
Drug Investigations: Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program: A Coordinating Mechanism
GGD-86-73BR: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program and provided information on: (1) the drug problem in the United States; (2) the OCDETF program's role in combating the problem; and (3) how OCDETF operates.The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate, and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking enterprises and to destro...