Narcotics (81 - 90 of 121 items)
Drug Interdiction: Funding Continues to Increase but Program Effectiveness Is Unknown
GGD-91-10: Published: Dec 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal drug interdiction programs run by the Customs Service, Coast Guard, and Border Patrol and supported by the Department of Defense, focusing on: (1) the available measures of program performance and the comparability of performance among different programs; (2) program funding; (3) quantities of drugs seized through the program...
Drug Control: How Drug-Consuming Nations Are Organized for the War on Drugs
NSIAD-90-133: Published: Jun 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the nature of the worldwide drug abuse and narcotics trafficking problem; and (2) how U.S. and European policies, perspectives, and approaches differ in areas of organization and infrastructure, law enforcement, demand reduction, and strategies for international narcotics control.GAO found that: (1) the European drug market was...
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...
Drug Control: Enforcement Efforts in Burma Are Not Effective
NSIAD-89-197: Published: Sep 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S.-supported anti-narcotics program in Burma, under which the Department of State supplied aircraft and other equipment for such activities as narcotics interdiction and aerial eradication of opium poppies.GAO found that: (1) the United States suspended its assistance programs in 1988 after Burma violently suppressed public demonstrations for...
Drug Control: U.S.-Supported Efforts in Colombia and Bolivia
NSIAD-89-24: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the scope, purpose, and effectiveness of U.S. narcotics control efforts in Colombia and Bolivia.GAO found that U.S.-supported crop control, enforcement, and interdiction efforts in Colombia and Bolivia have not produced major reductions in coca and marijuana production and trafficking, and it is questionable whether the efforts will achieve majo...
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...
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...
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: U.S. International Narcotics Control Activities
NSIAD-88-114: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the assistance the United States provided to foreign countries participating in the International Narcotics Control Program.GAO reviewed programs in six countries and found that: (1) economic, political, and cultural conditions limited the countries' ability to deal with drug production and trafficking; (2) corruption or int...