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Confronting the Drug Problem: Debate Persists on Enforcement and Alternative Approaches
GGD-93-82: Published: Jul 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed alternative approaches to address the drug problem.GAO found that: (1) the federal government has increased its annual drug control budget from $2.8 billion in 1986 to $12 billion in 1992; (2) 70 percent of the drug control budget has supported drug enforcement efforts and 30 percent has supported drug use prevention and treatment; (3) supporters o...
Drug Control: Revised Drug Interdiction Approach Is Needed in Mexico
NSIAD-93-152: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Northern Border Response Force (NBRF) program, focusing on: (1) the program's status; (2) program implementation problems; and (3) future plans to expand drug interdiction activities in Mexico and neighboring Latin American countries.GAO found that: (1) although the NBRF program has experienced initial success in seizing large amounts of cocain...
Customs Performance Measures
AFMD-93-47R: Published: Mar 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1993.
GAO provided information on performance indicators currently available to assess the performance of various Customs Service functions. GAO found that: (1) Customs has focused on two major efforts to develop performance indicators for various functions related to commercial operations, inspections and controls at the district level, and enforcement at all operational levels; (2) Customs' overview r...
Drug Control: Increased Interdiction and Its Contribution to the War on Drugs
T-NSIAD-93-4: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of drug interdiction and its impact on the supply of cocaine entering the United States. GAO noted that: (1) interdiction efforts have not reduced the flow of cocaine into the United States; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) is generally restricted to drug smuggling detection and monitoring efforts, and lacks authority over arrests and seizures; (3) although DOD i...
Drug Control: Status Report on Counterdrug Technology Development
NSIAD-93-104: Published: Jan 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on counterdrug technology development, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) efforts to develop and demonstrate cargo container inspection technology.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center was established within ONDCP; (2) in 1992, ONDCP...
High Risk Series: Asset Forfeiture Programs
HR-93-17: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's and the U.S. Customs Service's management and disposition of seized and forfeited assets, focusing on: (1) program changes; and (2) areas needing sustained management attention.GAO found that: (1) legislative changes allowing more seizures and forfeitures increased Justice's and Customs' seized property inventories by almost 600 percent by 1992; (2) Congres...
Drug Control: Impact of DOD's Detection and Monitoring on Cocaine Flow
NSIAD-91-297: Published: Sep 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) how the Department of Defense (DOD) implemented its mission as the lead agency for detecting and monitoring air and maritime drug traffic; and (2) the DOD contribution to reducing the supply of drugs entering the United States.GAO found that: (1) DOD resources have contributed to drug seizures by expanding coverag...
Asset Forfeiture: Customs Reports Improved Controls Over Sales of Forfeited Property
GGD-91-127: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of the Customs Service's controls over the sales of forfeited property, focusing on: (1) contractor compliance with reporting requirements on cash sales of more than $10,000; and (2) whether forfeited property was being sold back to Customs laws violators.GAO found that: (1) 104 cash transactions totalling about $2.4 million were not r...
Asset Forfeiture: Opportunities to Improve Program Administration
T-GGD-91-16: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
GAO discussed management improvements to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs. GAO noted that: (1) consolidation of the programs within one agency could improve efficiency and save substantial dollars; (2) DOJ and Customs independently operate seized property programs, resulting in duplication of effort because the seized properties are general...
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...