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Title: U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 1973 Appropriation
Author(s): J E Ingersoll
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 103
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a consolidation of the record testimony given by John E. Ingersoll, Director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), before the U.S House Subcommittee on Appropriations on March 3, 1972, and before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations on March 14, 1972, in justification of the BNDD's appropriations request for fiscal year 1973.
Abstract: The BNDD's 1973 appropriations request is for $71,771,000, an increase of $7,755,000 over the program level for 1972. Of this increase, $2,996,000 is for continuing programs started in 1972, including mandatory and uncontrollable increases, and $4,759,000 is for program increases in fiscal year 1973. Of the total request, $710,000 is nonrecurring. The request will support the approved 1972 staff of 2,743 full-time permanent employees, which consists of 1,446 agents, 140 compliance investigators, and 1,157 clerical and professional personnel, representing 2,661 full-year employees. It will add 124 full-time permanent positions, which consist of 66 compliance investigators, 36 paraprofessionals and 22 clerical positions, which is the equivalent of 93 full-year employees. The impact of the additional personnel is primarily in the criminal enforcement program. A review of BNDD's achievements notes that its impact on illicit drug traffic is clearly present throughout the world. The efforts of the overseas special agent work force, which combats traffickers in 59 countries, are showing progress. Large seizures are being made abroad before the heroin can reach the United States. Last year, the heroin seizures both domestically and abroad established a new achievement for drug law enforcement; nearly 4,000 pounds of heroin were seized, along with thousands of significant traffickers. The BNDD has secured an agreement with Turkey to get out of opium production; it has gained the cooperation of the governments in foreign countries; the French government, in a single case, seized a half ton of heroin on a fishing trawler. France has also eliminated two heroin laboratories since the first of the year. Thus, impressive strides have been made in the past year to disrupt, interdict, and slow the flow of narcotics in the United States. Detailed, itemized budget requests are provided.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Budgets; International drug law enforcement; Law enforcement costs; Operating costs; US Department of Justice
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