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NCJ Number: 82217 Find in a Library
Title: Interdiction of Drug Trafficking in Georgia - A Report of the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Select Cmtte on Narcotics Abuse and Control
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Findings and recommendations are presented from a hearing on the interdiction of drug trafficking in Georgia conducted by the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control of the 96th Congress.
Abstract: Hearing testimony developed in both Macon and Glynco, Ga., indicated that cooperation between all law enforcement agencies at the local, State, and Federal levels has been practically nonexistent in matters of drug law enforcement. Based on the testimony, it is recommended that regular meetings be held between representatives from each facet of law enforcement so that all agencies at every level will be aware of developments in the interdiction of narcotics in Georgia. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should allow more flexibility in the functions of district directors to allow their adaptation to local circumstances, and the departmental heads of DEA, U.S. Customs, and the U.S. Coast Guard should review and reevaluate their personnel and equipment commitment to the interdiction of narcotic smuggling in Georgia. Further, Congress should examine the feasibility of revising the Posse Comitatus law, so that limited participation by the military in drug law enforcement can be allowed. The Committee also recommends approval of the Secretary of Transportation's request for criminal penalties for pilots willfully violating air safety regulations in carrying narcotics in their aircrafts. Support is also given for proposed Federal Aviation Administration regulations for flight plan filings, the size of aircraft identification numbers, and reporting of the sale of all aircraft. The ease with which smuggler aircraft avoid the Air Defense Identification Zone should be referred to the proper committees in the House and Senate for review and action.
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Georgia (USA); Hearings; Interagency cooperation
Note: SCNAC-96-2-4
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