Drugs (41 - 50 of 74 items)
Drug Control: Status Report on DOD Support to Counternarcotics Activities
NSIAD-91-117: Published: Jun 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its new counternarcotics responsibilities under the fiscal year (FY) 1989 National Defense Authorization Act, focusing on DOD: (1) organizational structures established to carry out those responsibilities; (2) intelligence and communications networks devoted to the new counternarcot...
Drug Control: Implementation of the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988
GGD-91-56BR: Published: Apr 3, 1991. Publicly Released: May 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) implementation of the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988 (CDTA), enacted to increase the regulation and detection of legally manufactured chemicals used to manufacture and process illegal drugs.GAO found that: (1) CDTA did not require chemical handlers to register with the federal government;...
Federal Criminal Justice System: A Model to Estimate System Workload
GGD-91-75: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO developed a model that could be used to help maintain balance between the various components of the federal criminal justice system.GAO found that: (1) separating the criminal justice system into four spheres, investigation, prosecution, adjudication, and correction, allowed for the development of a model that could be used for decisionmaking; (2) a relat...
Illegal Drugs: Observations and Selected Data Concerning Portland, Maine
GGD-90-86: Published: May 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent of illegal drug activity in Portland, Maine; and (2) Portland's efforts to combat such activity.GAO found that: (1) over the last 20 years, drug traffickers have primarily smuggled marijuana into Maine and southern New England; (2) since 1983, cocaine, heroin, and LSD use in Maine has increased; (3) it could not accur...
Federal Prisons: Trends in Offender Characteristics
PEMD-90-4FS: Published: Oct 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the number and characteristics of offenders sentenced to incarceration in federal penal institutions.GAO found that: (1) about 44 percent of federal prison inmates were sentenced for drug law violations, while 23 percent were convicted of violent crimes; (2) the drug offender population increased by 31 percent between 1986 and 198...
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...
Federal Drug Abuse Control Policy and the Role of the Military in Antidrug Efforts
T-GGD-88-38: Published: Jun 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1988.
GAO discussed the federal government's antidrug efforts, including the military's role. GAO noted that federal efforts: (1) originally focused on drug supply reduction but later expanded to include drug demand reduction; (2) have received steadily increased funding; (3) are frequently ineffective in combatting increasingly sophisticated drug production, smuggling, and trafficking techniques; and (...
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...
Controlling Drug Abuse: A Status Report
GGD-88-39: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO provided information on: (1) drug abuse, availability, trafficking, and production in the United States; (2) federal drug supply and demand reduction efforts; and (3) the costs of these efforts.GAO found that: (1) the nationwide supply and demand for illegal drugs persists and continues to adversely affect society; (2) trends in major cities reflect national trends regarding drug availability...
Drug Control: River Patrol Craft for the Government of Bolivia
NSIAD-88-101FS: Published: Feb 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics Matters' (INM) selection and purchase of eight river patrol craft to assist Bolivia in its narcotics interdiction efforts.GAO found that: (1) the eight high-speed river patrol boats cost the United States about $694,276; (2) the Army purchased the boats without performing...