Narcotics (41 - 50 of 50 items)
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...
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...
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...
Taking the Profit Out of Crime
112833: Jul 23, 1980
Prior to 1970, forfeiture of illicitly acquired assets and property was nonexistent in this country. At that time, two statutes were enacted with the intent to combat organized crime's infiltration into commercial enterprises and to destroy its economic base by providing the Government with criminal forfeiture authority. The Government's record in obtaining asset forfeitures is not good. Compared...
Changes Needed To Strengthen Federal Efforts To Combat Narcotics Trafficking
112128: Apr 22, 1980
Changes are needed to strengthen the ability of various Federal agencies, particularly the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to deal with the narcotics problem. Incarcerating major drug traffickers for long periods and causing forfeiture of their financial resources are key elements to reducing the narcotics problem. This requires interaction and coordin...
Drug Abuse Problem in the Southwest
112122: Apr 14, 1980
The drug abuse problem continues to persist throughout the nation because of the enormous supply of, and demand for, drugs. This situation has created a multibillion dollar business in which the risks are low relative to the profits that can be made. Drug trafficking attracts people from all walks of life including doctors, lawyers, accountants, businessmen, and entertainers, who see opportunities...
Federal Efforts To Stem the Flow of Drugs Across the U.S.-Mexican Border
106020: May 9, 1978
Control of illegal entry at the United States-Mexico border is basically a task of controlling the movement of people, vehicles, aircraft, boats, and goods. The principal agencies involved in law enforcement at the border are the Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Border forces interdict only a small quantity of the est...