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Terrorism and Drug Trafficking: Technologies for Detecting Explosives and Narcotics
NSIAD/RCED-96-252: Published: Sep 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on explosives and narcotics detection technologies that are available or under development, focusing on: (1) funding for those technologies; (2) characteristics and limitations of available and planned technologies; and (3) deployment of these technologies by the United States and foreign countries.GAO found that: (1) aviation security...
Drug Control: Counternarcotics Efforts in Mexico
NSIAD-96-163: Published: Jun 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed counternarcotics activities in Mexico, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug-trafficking threat from Mexico; (2) Mexican government efforts to counter drug-trafficking activities; (3) the U.S. strategy and programs intended to stem the flow of illegal drugs through Mexico; and (4) recent initiatives by the United States and Mexico to increase cou...
Drug Control: Observations on Counternarcotics Efforts in Mexico
T-NSIAD-96-182: Published: Jun 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1996.
GAO discussed counternarcotics activities in Mexico, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug-trafficking threat from Mexico; (2) Mexican government efforts to counter drug-trafficking activities; and (3) recent initiatives by the United States and Mexico to increase counternarcotics activities. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. and Mexican drug interdiction efforts have had little, if any, impact on the fl...
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: Issues Related to Use of Force, Dealer Licensing, and Data Restrictions
T-GGD-96-104: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), focusing on its: (1) policy on the use of force; (2) licensing of firearms dealers; and (3) compliance with legislative restrictions on maintaining certain firearms licensee data. GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1995, ATF arrested an annual average of 8,000 suspects and had fewer than 10 reported shootings or...
Status of CALEA Implementation
AIMD-96-69R: Published: Apr 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) compliance with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), focusing on: (1) the telecommunications equipment, facilities, and services that have been modified; and (2) whether FBI payments to telecommunications carriers are reasonable and cost-effective. GAO noted that: (1) FBI has n...
Asset Forfeiture: Historical Perspective on Asset Forfeiture Issues
T-GGD-96-40: Published: Mar 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1996.
GAO discussed the Departments of Justice's and Treasury's asset forfeiture programs. GAO noted that: (1) the asset forfeiture programs present a high risk for abuse and fraud because of program mismanagement and internal control weaknesses; (2) Marshals Service mismanagement, ineffective oversight, slow disposition, and poor recordkeeping of seized property has resulted in excessive costs and mill...
Drug War: Observations on U.S. International Drug Control Efforts
T-NSIAD-95-194: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to stop the production and trafficking of cocaine and heroin destined for the United States. GAO noted that: (1) the executive branch has refocused its international cocaine strategy from law enforcement and drug seizures in the transit zone to stopping drugs in the source countries, but it has had difficulties in shifting its resources; (2) a proposed heroin strategy wa...
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: U.S. Counterdrug Activities in Central America
T-NSIAD-94-251: Published: Aug 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1994.
GAO discussed its review of drug trafficking in Central America, focusing on: (1) U.S. efforts to curb the flow of cocaine into the United States and the obstacles to those efforts; and (2) Central American countries' capabilities to interdict cocaine shipments and their dependence on U.S. assistance. GAO noted that: (1) Central America continues to be a major cocaine transshipment point despite U...
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...