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Title: State Annual Report: U.S. Virgin Islands
Corporate Author: Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Cmssn
St Thomas, 00801 Virgin Islands
Sale Source: Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Cmssn
Box 280, Charlotte Amalie
St Thomas, 00801
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Annotation: The long-range goal of the drug control strategy in the U.S. Virgin Islands is to eliminate drug abuse and associated social and criminal problems through a concerted, cooperative effort involving government and the private sector.
Abstract: The strategy aims to achieve this goal through education, demand reduction, and supply reduction. In particular, the focus is on crack cocaine which comes into the Virgin Islands from Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Trinidad, the British Virgin Islands, and South America. Even though marijuana is also imported, many marijuana fields have been eradicated on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Local law enforcement agents report that heroin is readily available on St. Croix, and heroin is often imported from the neighboring islands of Vieques and Puerto Rico. The U.S. Virgin Islands drug control strategy is the result of cooperative efforts involving Federal and local officials. Funding sources used to support drug control activities are described, along with projects conducted as part of the drug control strategy. The Annual Report of the Virgin Islands Police Department, Insular Investigation Bureau, is included.
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Crack; Drug law enforcement; Drug law offenses; Drug regulation; Drug smuggling; Federal programs; Funding sources; Heroin; Interagency cooperation; Marijuana; Police crime-prevention; State aid; US Virgin Islands
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