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NCJ Number: 94460 Find in a Library
Title: Illegal Drug Trafficking in the United States
Corporate Author: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
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Language: English
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Annotation: This document describes the National Governors' Association's (NGA) cooperative project with the Federal Government to combat illegal drug trafficking and presents remarks made by officials from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and several State Governors at a special work session held in February 1983 to discuss the initiative.
Abstract: As a joint effort by the NGA, the Administration, and the National Criminal Justice Association, this project is an important commitment to Federal-State cooperation and coordination in addressing problems of organized crime and drug trafficking. The work session represents the culmination of a lengthy series of planning and organization steps and the beginning of a substantive program. According to these plans, Administration officials will meet twice yearly with Governors; State drug enforcement program experts will meet on an as-needed basis with their Federal counterparts in Washington, D.C.; and similar coordination programs will be established in 12 Federal core cities. The document first provides a chronological outline of the NGA drug-policy initiative and summaries of speeches made at the work session by the Governor of Virginia and Chairman of the NGA, Committee on Criminal Justice and Basic Protection, the U.S. Attorney General, other DOJ officials, and the FBI director. The speakers focused on the extent of the drug problem and current Federal and State drug law enforcement efforts. Following a brief discussion period, Governors of Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Florida discussed their particular drug trafficking problems and enforcement activities. The appendixes contain NGA documents on the drug trafficking project and a DOJ release on NGA policy.
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug smuggling; Federal law enforcement agencies; Intergovernmental relations; Organized crime prevention
Note: Special Governors' Work Session, February 27, 1983, Washington, DC
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