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Drug Smuggling: Capabilities for Interdicting Private Aircraft Are Limited and Costly
GGD-89-93: Published: Jun 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's present and future air interdiction capabilities for controlling drug smuggling into the United States.GAO found that: (1) 1989 legislation designated the Department of Defense (DOD), which had previously supported Customs Service and Coast Guard air interdiction efforts, as the single lead agency for detecting and monitori...
Border Management: Options for Improved Border Control Management
GGD-89-8BR: Published: Nov 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the border control activities and funding of the Coast Guard, Customs Service, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).GAO found that: (1) 12 agencies are responsible for controlling legal and illegal entry into the United States; (2) border control programs are fragmented and duplicative; and (3) border control obligati...
Border Control: Drug Interdiction and Related Activities Along the Southwestern U.S. Border
GGD-88-124FS: Published: Sep 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding law enforcement personnel and equipment assigned to the southwestern U.S. border and drug seizures since July 1, 1986, under Operation Alliance.GAO found that: (1) it could not clearly distinguish Operation Alliance activities from other existing law enforcement activities along the border, since participating agencies do not...
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...
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 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...
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...