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High Risk Series: Asset Forfeiture Programs
HR-95-7: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's and Department of Justice's (DOJ) management of property seized through their asset forfeiture programs.GAO found that: (1) the government has lost significant revenues because seized property has not been properly cared for; (2) despite legislation that requires Justice and the Department of the Treasury to develop a plan to consolidate their postseizure ad...
Drug Control: Heavy Investment in Military Surveillance Is Not Paying Off
NSIAD-93-220: Published: Sep 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for the flying hours and steaming days used for drug detection and monitoring, focusing on contribution those resources make to drug interdiction and national goals for reducing drug supplies in the United States.GAO found that: (1) DOD funding for drug detection and monitoring operations has increase...
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...
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: 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...
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...
Asset Forfeiture: Need for Stronger Marshals Service Oversight of Commercial Real Property
GGD-91-82: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: May 31, 1991.
GAO reported on various aspects of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs.GAO found that: (1) the failure of U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) districts to follow policy in performing such key program activities as those relating to high-value commercial real properties resulted in a weakened internal control environment; (2) the lack of Assistant U.S...
Asset Forfeiture: Opportunities for Savings Through Program Consolidation
T-GGD-91-22: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the management and disposition of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's plan for consolidating their noncash seized asset inventories. GAO noted that: (1) consolidation could have saved 14 percent of the $22 million the two agencies spent on program administration for seized properties; (2) consolidating drug-related and nondrug-related seized properties wo...
Asset Forfeiture: Opportunities to Improve Program Administration
T-GGD-91-16: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
GAO discussed management improvements to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs. GAO noted that: (1) consolidation of the programs within one agency could improve efficiency and save substantial dollars; (2) DOJ and Customs independently operate seized property programs, resulting in duplication of effort because the seized properties are general...
Capabilities for Interdicting Airborne Drug Smugglers Are Limited and Costly
T-GGD-89-28: Published: Jun 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1989.
GAO discussed its review of federal air interdiction of smuggled drugs. GAO found that: (1) federal spending on air interdiction programs increased from about $18 million in 1982 to about $200 million for fiscal year (FY) 1989; (2) the Department of Defense provided about $330 million in assistance to civil air interdiction agencies in FY 1987; (3) while air interdiction programs have resulted in...