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Capabilities for Interdicting Airborne Drug Smugglers Are Limited and Costly
T-GGD-89-28: Published: Jun 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1989.
GAO discussed its review of federal air interdiction of smuggled drugs. GAO found that: (1) federal spending on air interdiction programs increased from about $18 million in 1982 to about $200 million for fiscal year (FY) 1989; (2) the Department of Defense provided about $330 million in assistance to civil air interdiction agencies in FY 1987; (3) while air interdiction programs have resulted in...
Border Management: Options for Improved Border Control Management
GGD-89-8BR: Published: Nov 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the border control activities and funding of the Coast Guard, Customs Service, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).GAO found that: (1) 12 agencies are responsible for controlling legal and illegal entry into the United States; (2) border control programs are fragmented and duplicative; and (3) border control obligati...
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...
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...
Administration of Justice: Assistance to State/Local Governments for Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987
GGD-88-53FS: Published: Mar 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Department of the Treasury's assistance to state and local governments for the administration of justice.GAO found that DOJ and Treasury provided: (1) about $245 million and $371 million for fiscal years 1986 and 1987, respectively, to state and local governments; (2) assistance prima...
Asset Forfeiture Programs: Corrective Actions Underway but Additional Improvements Needed
T-GGD-88-16: Published: Mar 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs, specifically their funds management problems. GAO found that, although Customs and DOJ took action to resolve problems concerning the handling of seized cash and the management of seized property, improvements were still needed, including: (1) ensuring that Customs' field offices complied with its newl...
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 Smuggling: Large Amounts of Illegal Drugs Not Seized by Federal Authorities
GGD-87-91: Published: Jun 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the capabilities of the federal government to interdict illegal drug smuggling across the southern border of the United States.GAO found that: (1) the Customs Service and the Coast Guard are the principal interdiction agencies and are jointly responsible for both air and marine interdiction; (2) the Department of Defense provides support for air...
The U.S. Customs Service's Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Center Program
T-GGD-87-8: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed its review of the Customs Service's command, control, communication, and intelligence (C3I) center program, specifically its objectives, current status, and interagency coordination. Customs divided its drug control efforts into several areas, including: (1) air interdiction operations that detect illegal drug smuggling through the use of priva...