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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...
Coordination of Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts
GGD-85-67: Published: Jul 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System (NNBIS).NNBIS is an informal coordinating body that recommends, but does not direct, actions by agencies involved in drug interdiction. Each NNBIS center is designed to: (1) gather and collate drug trafficking intelligence and pass information on to law enforcement agencies; (2) as...
Customs Service's Participation in Followup Investigations of Drug Smuggling Interdictions in South Florida
GGD-84-37: Published: Jul 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated federal followup investigations of drug smuggling interdictions in South Florida to determine whether: (1) the followup investigations provided valuable information for use in future interdictions; and (2) the authority to conduct followup narcotics investigations in South Florida should be considered for expansion to other areas of the coun...
The Role of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System in Coordinating Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts
123698: Mar 21, 1984
Testimony was given on the role of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System (NNBIS) in coordinating Federal drug interdiction efforts. Over the years, a lack of coordination among Federal agencies has persistently hindered these efforts. At present, the authority and responsibility for Federal drug interdiction efforts are split between three separate agencies with individual programs, re...
Coordination of Requests for Military Assistance to Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies
GGD-84-27: Published: Nov 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided operational information on the Federal Coordination Group for Drug Interdiction and the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System (NNBIS). GAO also determined whether an overlap of jurisdiction existed between the groups and reported on the number of requests for military assistance from State and local governments.The Coordination Group was...
Care and Disposal of Forfeited Conveyances by Law Enforcement Agencies
122596: Oct 14, 1983
GAO discussed before a congressional subcommittee the care and disposal of conveyances seized by Federal law enforcement agencies. As of April 1982 there were over 4500 conveyances, valued at $82.1 million, being held by seven law enforcement agencies. Seized conveyances devalue while awaiting forfeiture because of inadequate care and maintenance. GAO believes that, while some of the devaluation c...
Better Care and Disposal of Seized Cars, Boats, and Planes Should Save Money and Benefit Law Enforcement
PLRD-83-94: Published: Jul 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1983.
GAO reported on the government's storage, care, and use of vehicles, vessels, and aircraft that are seized and forfeited for transporting controlled substances and illegal aliens.GAO found that seized conveyances are normally held by law enforcement agencies for prolonged periods awaiting forfeiture to the government, during which time they receive little care, maintenance, or protection. GAO note...
Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts Need Strong Central Oversight
GGD-83-52: Published: Jun 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1983.
GAO reviewed the federal drug interdiction efforts and recommended ways to improve the effectiveness of these efforts.GAO found that federal efforts to attack the supply of illegal drugs have three major components: (1) international programs aimed at drug-producer countries; (2) interdiction of drugs at the border; and (3) domestic law enforcement. Federal resources devoted to drug interdiction m...
Interdepartmental Cooperation of Drug Enforcement Programs
120638: Feb 25, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on federal drug interdiction efforts. Federal efforts to attack the vast supply of illicit drugs being smuggled into the country have three major components: international programs, interdiction at the border, and domestic drug law enforcement. Although federal resources devoted to drug interdiction have more than tripled in the last 5 years, t...
Drug Enforcement Coordination
120616: Feb 17, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on Federal drug interdiction efforts. Federal efforts to curb smuggling of illicit drugs into the country have three major components: international programs, interdiction at the border, and domestic drug law enforcement. Although Federal resources devoted to drug interdiction have more than tripled in the last 5 years, the results remain limit...