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NCJ Number: 119813 Find in a Library
Title: Forfeiture of Narcotics-Generated Wealth in the United States of America Pursuant to the Comprehensive Forfeiture Act of 1984
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:36  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (October-December 1984)  Pages:61-89
Author(s): P C Gunn
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 29
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article describes the Comprehensive Forfeiture Act of 1984, legislation in the U.S. Congress strengthened drug asset forfeiture provisions in order to deprive drug traffickers of profits and economic power.
Abstract: The Act is comprised of four parts. Part A amends the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute's forfeiture procedures. Part B creates a new criminal forfeiture statute within the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act that permits forfeiture in all drug felony cases. Newly created measures in this section of the Act replicate those contained in Part A of the RICO amendments. Part B also contains a civil forfeiture provision that reaches land and buildings used to facilitate criminal drug offenses. Part C creates a revolving fund that will be used by the U.S. Department of Justice in enforcing forfeiture laws and amends existing provisions regarding the disposition of forfeited property. A Customs Forfeiture Fund is created by Part D. An annex contains parts of the text of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984. 11 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug forfeiture
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; United States of America
Note: Second special issue on forfeiture of the proceeds of drug crimes
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