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NCJ Number: 160566 Find in a Library
Title: Supply of Illicit Drugs to the United States: The NNICC Report 1994
Corporate Author: National Narcotics Intelligence Consumers Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 87
Sponsoring Agency: National Narcotics Intelligence Consumers Cmtte
Arlington, VA 22202
Sale Source: National Narcotics Intelligence Consumers Cmtte
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes statistics on the availability, price, purity, use, trafficking routes and methods, and distribution of cocaine, opiates, and marijuana in the United States in 1994; the drug law enforcement efforts in the United States and source countries; the diversion of chemicals and prescription drugs; and money laundering trends, legislation, and enforcement efforts.
Abstract: The report notes that cocaine was readily available in almost all major cities; trafficking was managed mainly by Colombian drug mafias, which also operated cocaine distribution and drug money laundering networks at the wholesale level in the United States. Marijuana was the most widely abused and readily available illicit drug; more than half came from Mexico or was transshipped through Mexico. Mexico polydrug organization used a wide variety of transportation and concealment methods for smuggling marijuana. Methamphetamine was the most prevalent clandestinely manufactured controlled substance in the United States; during 1994, 304 clandestine dangerous drugs were seized. Money laundering methods vary by country and region of the world and have continued to evolve in response to legislation and economic developments worldwide. figures, tables, and maps
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug laws; Drug sources; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Money laundering
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