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NCJ Number: 119844 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Drug Trafficking: A Report to the President of the United States
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 60
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Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Because drug trafficking is considered the number one crime problem in the United States, 93 U.S. Attorneys were requested to provide information on the business structure of drug trafficking in their districts, the magnitude of the drug problem, and the work of agents and prosecutors in pursuing drug traffickers.
Abstract: The first part of the report provides information on the illicit use of drugs. The focus is on societal costs of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and other dangerous drugs such as methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), phencyclidine (PCP), and designer drugs. Societal costs include taxpayer costs, corruption, workplace and environmental costs, and increased crime. The second part of the report describes drug trafficking organizations and patterns of organized crime. Principal drug trafficking organizations include the Colombian drug cartels, La Cosa Nostra and the Sicilian Mafia, Asian organized crime groups, Jamaican organized crime posses, outlaw motorcycle gangs, California street gangs, and other domestic and foreign trafficking organizations and individuals. Consideration is also given to the laundering of money by drug traffickers. The third part of the report addresses the Federal response, covering investigative and prosecutorial activities, legislative initiatives, demand reduction efforts, and collaboration in international initiatives.
Main Term(s): Drug smuggling
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug law enforcement; Money laundering; Organized crime
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