Law enforcement (31 - 40 of 60 items)
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...
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...
Drug Control: U.S. Supported Efforts in Burma, Pakistan, and Thailand
NSIAD-88-94: Published: Feb 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics Matters' (INM), the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA), and the Agency for International Development's (AID) narcotics control efforts in Burma, Thailand, and Pakistan, focusing on: (1) financial and technical assistance for crop control; (2) law enforcement activities; and (3) dev...
Drug Control: U.S.-Mexico Opium Poppy and Marijuana Aerial Eradication Program
NSIAD-88-73: Published: Jan 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the joint U.S.-Mexico opium poppy and marijuana aerial eradication program in terms of the extent to which: (1) the program reduced the Mexican poppy and marijuana crops; (2) Mexico effectively used U.S.-provided aircraft and other resources; and (3) formal bilateral agreements provided the ongoing cooperation needed to expeditiously eliminate op...
Drug Investigations: Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program's Accomplishments
GGD-87-64BR: Published: May 6, 1987. Publicly Released: May 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) the validity of certain accomplishments the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) claimed, such as the number of offenders convicted, sentences imposed, criminal fines assessed, and non-drug assets seized and/or forfeited; (2) compliance with an OCDETF guideline requiring U.S. Attorney approval for pleas to less than the mo...
The Need for Strong Central Oversight of the Federal Government's War on Drugs
T-GGD-87-17: Published: May 14, 1987. Publicly Released: May 14, 1987.
GAO discussed the need for strong central oversight of federal antidrug efforts. GAO noted that: (1) despite the dramatic increase in drug seizures, there was no decrease in the availability of illegal drugs; (2) obstacles such as differing priorities, interagency rivalries, conflicts, and jurisdictional disputes affected drug abuse control efforts; and (3) a variety of changes in drug strategy, p...
Criminal Penalties Resulting From the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces
GGD-87-29BR: Published: Dec 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed court records on offenders the Department of Justice convicted and sentenced under its Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program, to compare: (1) the actual penalties imposed with the maximum authorized at the time of sentencing; and (2) the dollar amount of fines imposed with the actual amount that the federal government collected.GAO...
Criminal Justice: Who Should Be Responsible for State Fugitives--the FBI or U.S. Marshals?
GGD-86-115BR: Published: Sep 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the feasibility of transferring the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) program to the U.S. Marshals Service.GAO found that: (1) under the UFAP program, FBI assists state and local governments in apprehending fugitives who have fled to avoid prosecution, custody, confinement, or testimony; (2) the...
Drug Investigations: Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program: A Coordinating Mechanism
GGD-86-73BR: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program and provided information on: (1) the drug problem in the United States; (2) the OCDETF program's role in combating the problem; and (3) how OCDETF operates.The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate, and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking enterprises and to destro...
Criminal Fines: Imposed and Collected as a Result of Investigations of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program
GGD-86-101FS: Published: Jun 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force program, specifically the 1,442 convicted and sentenced offenders that the Department of Justice's Drug Task Force Administrative Unit identified between 1983 and 1984. GAO determined the dollar amount of the criminal fines that: (1) the courts could have imposed at sentencing; (2) t...