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NCJ Number: 119504 Find in a Library
Title: Capabilities for Interdicting Airborne Drug Smugglers Are Limited and Costly
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document focuses on the capabilities of the Federal government for interdicting airborne drug smugglers.
Abstract: Efforts to control airborne drug smuggling (air interdiction programs) are aimed at smugglers using private aircraft to primarily transport cocaine and marijuana from Latin America and the Caribbean into the United States. Federal spending on these programs increased from $18 million in 1982 to about $200 million in fiscal year 1989, however, the resulting drug seizures have not reduced the supply of illegal drugs available to consumers. Planned deployments of additional radar systems and improvements in command, control, communications, and intelligence systems may increase the effectiveness of air interdiction efforts, but will be very expensive. Decisions about providing funds for these additional efforts should not be made without considering whether these funds could be put to more effective use on some other aspect of the Nation's war on drugs.
Main Term(s): Drug smuggling
Index Term(s): Drug detection; Drug law enforcement; Smuggling/Trafficking
Note: Statement of Arnold P. Jones, Director, Administration of Justice Issues before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
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