skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 98644 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: US Narcotics Control Programs Overseas - An Assessment - Report of a Staff Study Mission to Southeast Asia, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, August 1984 to January 1985
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on Foreign Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This assessment of United States narcotics control programs in Southeast Asia, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean offers specific recommendations to improve cooperation with host country agencies and narcotics control efforts.
Abstract: Interviews were conducted with U.S. Government officials involved in international narcotics control and with foreign law enforcement, military, and other officials involved in narcotics control from August 1984 through January 1985. Among the five recommendations offered for Southeast Asia are that (1) the United States should take the lead in coordinating a regional approach to the antinarcotics effort in this region, including fully using the assets of the Central Intelligence Agency to obtain intelligence in the countries having an impact on the flow of narcotics into the United States and (2) the Agency for International Development must better coordinate its internal operations concerning development assistance and antinarcotics programs. For South America, recommendations include (1) having the United States negotiate updated, workable extradition treaties with countries in that region and (2) requesting Peru and Bolivia to amend their laws to make all cocoa production illegal. Among the recommendations for Central America and the Caribbean are that the U.S. embassies should be vigilant in tracking the increased narcotics trafficking through the region and should take appropriate countermeasures. Detailed findings are given for each region, along with brief reports on individual countries.
Index Term(s): Central America; International cooperation; International drug law enforcement; South America; South-East Asia; West Indies
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.