Drug trafficking (71 - 80 of 85 items)
Coordination of Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts
GGD-85-67: Published: Jul 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System (NNBIS).NNBIS is an informal coordinating body that recommends, but does not direct, actions by agencies involved in drug interdiction. Each NNBIS center is designed to: (1) gather and collate drug trafficking intelligence and pass information on to law enforcement agencies; (2) as...
Customs Service's Participation in Followup Investigations of Drug Smuggling Interdictions in South Florida
GGD-84-37: Published: Jul 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated federal followup investigations of drug smuggling interdictions in South Florida to determine whether: (1) the followup investigations provided valuable information for use in future interdictions; and (2) the authority to conduct followup narcotics investigations in South Florida should be considered for expansion to other areas of the coun...
The Role of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System in Coordinating Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts
123698: Mar 21, 1984
Testimony was given on the role of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System (NNBIS) in coordinating Federal drug interdiction efforts. Over the years, a lack of coordination among Federal agencies has persistently hindered these efforts. At present, the authority and responsibility for Federal drug interdiction efforts are split between three separate agencies with individual programs, re...
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces: Status and Observations
GGD-84-35: Published: Dec 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the planning and management of the newly established Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program and identified issues for potential consideration in future evaluations of the program's success.The goal of the new task forces is to disrupt high-level drug trafficking organizations by making the maximum use of financial inv...
The Need for Improved Intelligence Capabilities To Support Drug Interdiction Programs
121867: Jul 7, 1983
Testimony was given concerning the need to improve the quality and timeliness of intelligence data in Federal drug interdiction efforts. Drug source and transit countries are valuable sources of intelligence that can be used to support interdiction efforts. Since the U.S. Customs Service and the Coast Guard do not have the authority to gather intelligence data overseas, they must rely on the Drug...
Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts Need Strong Central Oversight
GGD-83-52: Published: Jun 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1983.
GAO reviewed the federal drug interdiction efforts and recommended ways to improve the effectiveness of these efforts.GAO found that federal efforts to attack the supply of illegal drugs have three major components: (1) international programs aimed at drug-producer countries; (2) interdiction of drugs at the border; and (3) domestic law enforcement. Federal resources devoted to drug interdiction m...
Interdepartmental Cooperation of Drug Enforcement Programs
120638: Feb 25, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on federal drug interdiction efforts. Federal efforts to attack the vast supply of illicit drugs being smuggled into the country have three major components: international programs, interdiction at the border, and domestic drug law enforcement. Although federal resources devoted to drug interdiction have more than tripled in the last 5 years, t...
Drug Enforcement Coordination
120616: Feb 17, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on Federal drug interdiction efforts. Federal efforts to curb smuggling of illicit drugs into the country have three major components: international programs, interdiction at the border, and domestic drug law enforcement. Although Federal resources devoted to drug interdiction have more than tripled in the last 5 years, the results remain limit...
FBI-DEA Task Forces: An Unsuccessful Attempt at Joint Operations
GGD-82-50: Published: Mar 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force program to gauge the success the two agencies have had working together in the past. The purpose of the task forces was to combine the investigative resources of the two agencies to pursue organized crime figures engaged in large-scale drug trafficking.Fo...
Consideration of Whether the Existing Tax Disclosure Statute Strikes a Proper Balance Between Privacy Rights and Law Enforcement Information Needs
117066: Dec 14, 1981
Since its enactment, the disclosure section of the 1976 Tax Reform Act has generated much concern and controversy because it has affected the coordination between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and law enforcement agencies. Changes to the law would constitute an important step toward resolving the coordination problems. In considering changes to the law, it is essential to strike a proper bala...