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NCJ Number: 119781 Find in a Library
Title: International Illicit Drug Traffic: The United States Response
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:35  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (October-December 1983)  Pages:33-45
Author(s): R S Williamson
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 13
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: The United States Government is waging a major battle to fight drug abuse and is working to lower demand through education and prevention, detoxification and treatment, and research as well as to lower supply through bilateral and multilateral crop eradication programs.
Abstract: The government is also working to lower the supply within the United States through a major campaign of interdiction. Among the actions taken to counter the illegal trade were the creation of the South Florida Task Force headed by the Vice President, the establishment of 12 organized crime and drug enforcement task forces around the country, and the establishment of the national Narcotics Border Interdiction System. Other measures include the increased use of military resources to assist law enforcement agencies and the initiation of a widespread marijuana eradication program involving the aeria spraying of paraquat. Thus, the Government recognizes and is taking action to address the serious threat of illicit drug abuse and trafficking and the associated economic costs and social destruction. Footnotes. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug eradication programs; Drug prevention programs; Federal programs
Note: Special issue on an analysis of the campaign against drug trafficking
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