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Title: Drug Enforcement Administration Authorization: Hearing Before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce on H.R. 3036, March 21, 1979
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Health
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 85
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Testimony pertains to H.R. 3036, which is a bill to extend for three fiscal years the authorization of appropriations for the administration of the Controlled Substances Act.
Abstract: The statement of Peter B. Bensinger, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), sets forth the DEA's mission to enforce the drug laws of the United States and to bring to justice those individuals and organizations that violate those laws. Important components of the DEA operation are the enforcement, regulatory, and support programs. The testimony encompasses the Foreign Cooperative Investigations Program, the domestic enforcement program, compliance and regulatory affairs, the intelligence program, and training. A focus of some of the questioning is the conspiracy technique of investigation. Through testimony and defendant information, as well as specific surveillance of individuals by DEA agents and testimony, the DEA can build a conspiracy with the U.S. attorney's offices throughout the Nation, linking individual dealers to major international heroin distribution rings. Conspiracy statutes are such that an individual who conspired to cause illegal acts is as guilty as the person who sells the heroin. Other questions pertain to enforcement activities regarding specific illegal drugs. Data on DEA activities are provided.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Criminology; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Drug laws; Funding sources
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