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NCJ Number: 121503 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 1988
Corporate Author: International Narcotics Control Board
United Nations Vienna International Centre
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: International Narcotics Control Board
Vienna 1400, Austria
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 92-1-148076-0
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: Formal international agreements and treaties govern the work of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), whose primary purpose is to strike at international illicit drug traffickers through coordinated law enforcement efforts, eliminate production and distribution networks, prevent money laundering, and seize traffickers' assets.
Abstract: A coordinated enforcement operation in August 1988, involving 30 countries in the Americas and Western Europe, resulted in 1000 arrests; the seizure of 11 tons of cocaine; and the destruction of cocaine laboratories, clandestine airstrips and 240 tons of cannabis. In October 1988, the U.S. and countries in Western Europe won the first indictments of an international financial institution and its officers for concealing and laundering drug trafficking profits. The status of existing treaties, cooperative efforts, and operations of the international drug control system for narcotics, psychotropic substances, and opiates are described. The worldwide drug control situation in East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Near and Middle East, Oceania, Europe, North America, South and Central America and the Caribbean, and Africa is analyzed, using information supplied by governments, United Nations organs, specialized agencies, and other international organizations including Interpol. 2 annexes.
Main Term(s): International drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): International cooperation; International Narcotics Control Board
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