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Title: Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts Need Strong Central Oversight
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 149
Sponsoring Agency: US Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC 20548
Publication Number: GGD-83-52
Sale Source: US Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Government Accounting Office (GAO) recommends that the President direct the development of a more definitive drug strategy that stipulates the roles of the various agencies with drug enforcement responsibilities.
Abstract: The President should also clearly delegate responsibility to one individual to oversee Federal drug enforcement programs. GAO evaluated the results of drug interdiction programs, the extent of cooperation and coordination among various agencies, the role of intelligence in interdiction efforts, and the ability of the military to assist in drug interdiction. Despite increases in Federal resources devoted to drug interdiction, only 16 percent of the marijuana and less than 10 percent of heroin, cocaine, and dangerous drugs that reentering the United States are seized through total drug enforcement efforts. Footnotes, agency comments made on the evaluation, and appendixes presenting drug seizure data from various agencies are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug smuggling; Federal government
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