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NCJ Number: 156814 Find in a Library
Title: National Guard Counterdrug Lessons Learned
Corporate Author: National Interagency Counterdrug Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Depts of the Army and the Air Force
Washington, DC 20310
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Depts of the Army and the Air Force
National Guard Bureau
Washington, DC 20310
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This After Action Report was submitted to the National Guard (NG) Bureau, Directorate for Military Support, to characterize counterdrug support provided to law enforcement during fiscal year 1991.
Abstract: The NG supported the U.S. Customs Service by traveling to airfields to record aircraft tail numbers. Many counterdrug ground surveillance operations took place in populated areas versus remote areas and required special considerations different from traditional military operations. NG personnel tasked to conduct aerial surveillance in support of local police departments found that marijuana growing sites were often located in rugged terrain that restricted line of sight to cultivation plots. NG personnel assigned to conduct container searches for the U.S. Customs Service found they did not have the tools necessary for the mission. Frequently, NG personnel cited the additional problem of inadequate communications equipment in working with law enforcement agencies. Lessons learned by the NG in the course of supporting counterdrug operations of law enforcement agencies are noted. A recommended load list for container search support is included.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Drug detection; Drug law enforcement; Drug manufacturing; Drug regulation; Drug smuggling; Marijuana; Military role in drug law enforcement; Police-military cooperation; US Customs Service
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