Drug trafficking (61 - 70 of 205 items)
Drug Control: Delays in Obtaining State Department Records Relating to Colombia
T-NSIAD-97-202: Published: Jul 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1997.
GAO discussed the problems that it has encountered in conducting its review of counternarcotics activities in Colombia, focusing on the Department of State's delay in providing timely and complete access to information that GAO requested.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's basic authority to access records is contained in 31 U.S.C. 716; (2) this statute gives GAO a very broad right of access to agency recor...
Drug Trafficking: Responsibilities for Developing Narcotics Detection Technologies
T-NSIAD-97-192: Published: Jun 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1997.
GAO discussed federal agencies' efforts to develop technologies for detecting narcotics, focusing on: (1) responsibilities of those agencies primarily involved in developing narcotics detection technologies; (2) differences in views between the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the U.S. Customs Service in developing and deploying these technologies; and (3) opportunities to streng...
Drug Control: U.S. Heroin Control Efforts in Southwest Asia and the Former Soviet Union
NSIAD-97-148BR: Published: May 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent of the opium and heroin production threat in Southwest Asia, Russia, and the Central Asian Republics; (2) efforts by the United States to address this threat; (3) the obstacles to counternarcotics strategies and programs in these regions; and (4) the status of efforts to control diversion of opium produced in India fo...
U.S. Customs Service: Oversight Issues
T-GGD-97-107: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
GAO discussed the Customs Service's drug interdiction efforts, labor-management partnership concept, and issues related to inspectional overtime.GAO noted that: (1) its 1996 report on Customs' drug interdiction efforts identified and described the key elements, resources, costs, and performance measures of Customs' national drug interdiction program as well as those of its investigative offices an...
Administration of Justice Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-8(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on the active assignments in the Administration of Justice issue area as of April 15, 1997...
Drug Control: Observations on Elements of the Federal Drug Control Strategy
GGD-97-42: Published: Mar 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal drug control strategy, focusing on: (1) findings of current research on promising drug approaches in drug abuse prevention targeted at school-age youth; (2) promising drug treatment strategies for cocaine addiction; (3) GAO's recent work assessing the effectiveness of international efforts to reduce illegal drug availabil...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-97-3: Published: Mar 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) federal law enforcement's response, in partnership with state and local governments, to violent crime, drugs, and other major threats facing society; (2) the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal courts and corrections systems, given the increasing demands placed on them an...
Drug Control: Long-Standing Problems Hinder U.S. International Efforts
NSIAD-97-75: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized the findings from its previous work on international drug control and interdiction efforts, focusing on: (1) the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to combat drug production and the movement of drugs into the United States; (2) obstacles to implementation of U.S. drug control efforts; and (3) suggestions to improve the operational effectiveness of the...
Administration of Justice Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-8(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Administration of Justice issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Customs Service: Drug Interdiction Efforts
GGD-96-189BR: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Customs Service's drug interdiction efforts, focusing on: (1) the key elements in Customs' drug interdiction program; (2) enhancements to Operation Hard Line; and (3) how Customs measures the effectiveness of its interdiction efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Offices of Field Operations and Investigations are the key organizational...