Drug trafficking (41 - 50 of 85 items)
Drug Control: Increased Interdiction and Its Contribution to the War on Drugs
T-NSIAD-93-4: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of drug interdiction and its impact on the supply of cocaine entering the United States. GAO noted that: (1) interdiction efforts have not reduced the flow of cocaine into the United States; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) is generally restricted to drug smuggling detection and monitoring efforts, and lacks authority over arrests and seizures; (3) although DOD i...
Drug Control: Oversight Needed to Prevent Acquisition of Unnecessary Equipment
NSIAD-92-260: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procurement and modification of aircraft and other equipment used for drug detection and monitoring, focusing on: (1) whether equipment acquisitions met the Department of Defense's (DOD), the U.S. Customs Service's, and the U.S. Coast Guard's legitimate requirements; and (2) whether the agencies coordinated their acquisitions.GAO found that: (1...
The Drug War: Extent of Problems in Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela
NSIAD-92-226: Published: Jun 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed drug trafficking problems spilling over from Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru into Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela, focusing on: (1) the extent of narcotics activities in the latter three countries; and (2) federal and international efforts to combat those activities.GAO found that: (1) a lack of information makes it difficult to determine the full exten...
War on Drugs: Heroin Price, Purity, and Quantities Seized Over the Past 10 Years
GGD-92-95FS: Published: May 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the fluctuations in heroin's street price and purity levels, which are indicators of heroin availability, over the past 10 years, as well as data on heroin seizures, concentrating on seizures in New York City. GAO also provided information on the progress of the reduction in double-counting of drug seizures caused by multiple agencie...
Drug Control: Inadequate Guidance Results in Duplicate Intelligence Production Efforts
NSIAD-92-153: Published: Apr 14, 1992. Publicly Released: May 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to increase the availability and usefulness of drug-related intelligence to law enforcement agencies; (2) identified duplicate reporting and analysis efforts among various counternarcotics organizations; (3) described the roles of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDC...
Drug Control: Communications Network Funding and Requirements Uncertain
NSIAD-92-29: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to integrate and coordinate U.S. command, control, communications, and technical intelligence assets used for drug interdiction into an effective communications network.GAO found that: (1) DOD has contributed significant technical and financial support toward the implementation...
Drug Control: Impact of DOD's Detection and Monitoring on Cocaine Flow
NSIAD-91-297: Published: Sep 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) how the Department of Defense (DOD) implemented its mission as the lead agency for detecting and monitoring air and maritime drug traffic; and (2) the DOD contribution to reducing the supply of drugs entering the United States.GAO found that: (1) DOD resources have contributed to drug seizures by expanding coverag...
Drug Enforcement: Improving Management of Assistance to High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
T-GGD-91-53: Published: Jul 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) administration of federal assistance to localities with severe drug trafficking problems, focusing on: (1) the extent to which decisions on how best to spend High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) funds were based on collaboration among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; (2) how the $25 million in fiscal year...
Drug Control: Status Report on DOD Support to Counternarcotics Activities
NSIAD-91-117: Published: Jun 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its new counternarcotics responsibilities under the fiscal year (FY) 1989 National Defense Authorization Act, focusing on DOD: (1) organizational structures established to carry out those responsibilities; (2) intelligence and communications networks devoted to the new counternarcot...
Asset Forfeiture: Noncash Property Should Be Consolidated Under the Marshals Service
GGD-91-97: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1991.
GAO reported on various aspects of the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and the Treasury asset forfeiture programs, focusing on: (1) compliance with the legislative requirement to develop and maintain a joint plan to coordinate and consolidate the post-seizure administration of properties seized for drug-related violations; and (2) the potential cost savings if all drug- and nondrug-related seizures w...