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NCJ Number: 81961 Find in a Library
Title: Georgia Organized Crime Prevention Council - Annual Report, 1980
Corporate Author: Georgia Organized Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia Organized Crime Prevention Council
Atlanta, GA 30328
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1980 annual report covers the activities of the Georgia Organized Crime Prevention Council and provides an overview of organized crime in Georgia.
Abstract: There was a continuing increase in illegal drug trafficking, as for the fourth straight year, this was the most lucrative revenue source for organized crime in the State. Eighty-five requests were received for the use of the Council's electronic surveillance equipment. Ten requests to draw from the statewide manpower pool were received from various departments. This pool is composed of about 86 persons from local departments throughout the State. Local departments draw from the manpower pool for undercover operations and other investigations conducted over short periods. Smaller departments as well as the larger ones have used the manpower pool and the special electronic and surveillance equipment. Arrests through the use of the equipment and the manpower pool totaled about 300 in 1980. Thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise and cars have also been recovered through the use of the equipment and manpower. One particular investigation netted about 1.5 million qualudes with an estimated street value of $6 million. Efforts have also increased in Project Leviticus, a multistate investigation of organized criminal activities in the Nation's coal fields. Forty-two designated project cases were in progress by the end of 1980. Appended are the Organized Crime Prevention Council Act and the Council bylaws. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Georgia (USA); Organized crime; Organized crime investigation
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