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Title: Chemical Diversion Control Program of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration: An Overview
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Drug Enforcement Admin
Strategic Intelligence Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20537
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice
Drug Enforcement Admin
Strategic Intelligence Section
Washington, DC 20537
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report details the results achieved by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in curtailing and preventing drug abuse and trafficking through the elimination of the diversion of precursor and essential chemicals involved in drug processing.
Abstract: This strategy's premise is that clandestine manufacturers of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and other illicit drugs will be unable to produce these substances if they lack access to the necessary chemicals. The 1988 Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act (CDTA) has placed 33 chemicals under regulatory efforts. The DEA initiative has resulted in a significant decline in clandestine laboratory activity. More than 80 percent of the clandestine laboratories seized have produced methamphetamine. The CDTA has also affected the export of essential chemicals from the United States to Latin America. International efforts on this issue include the 1988 Vienna Convention and the establishment of a Chemical Action Task Force by the participants in the 1990 Group of Seven Houston economic summit. Future needs include the establishment of a comprehensive international operational framework working groups within the framework of the European Community. Figures
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Clandestine laboratory enforcement programs; Drug manufacturing; Drug regulation; International cooperation
Note: DCC
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