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IV. Agency Budget Summaries

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION


  1. RESOURCE SUMMARY

  2. METHODOLOGY

    • The FBI's anti-drug program is a combination of three components: (1) determine the percentage of personnel resources within the Organized Criminal Enterprises that is drug-related and apply that percentage to remaining decision unit resources, (2) calculate a percent of total cost based on crime statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and (3) direct costs related to drug specific projects.

  3. PROGRAM SUMMARY

    • The FBI is charged with investigating all violations of federal laws with the exception of those which have been assigned by legislation to other agencies. The FBI's jurisdiction includes a wide range of responsibilities in the civil, criminal, and security fields. Among these are terrorism, kidnapping, extortion, bank robbery, interstate transportation of stolen property, civil rights matters, interstate gambling violations, narcotics violations, fraud against the Government, and assault or murder of the President or a federal officer.

    • In the area of drug enforcement, the FBI supports Goal 2, "Increase the safety of America's citizens by substantially reducing drug-related crime and violence" and Goal 5, "Break foreign and domestic drug sources of supply" of the National Drug Control Strategy by identifying, disrupting and dismantling core trafficking organizations through long-term, sustained investigations aimed at dismantling trafficking networks, arresting their leadership, and seizing and forfeiting their assets. The program is structured to enhance the FBI's drug intelligence base, identify trends and make projections, concentrate resources in major centers of drug trafficking activity, and provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies.

  4. BUDGET SUMMARY

    1998 Program

    • FBI's FY 1998 budget includes $825.4 million and 6,058 FTEs which support Goal 2 and Goal 5 of the National Drug Control Strategy. The following provides a summary of FY 1998 resources by Strategy goal.

    Goal 2: Increase the safety of America's citizens by substantially reducing drug-related crime and violence.

    • The FY 1998 funding for Goal 2 totals $186.5 million. These resources will fund FBI investigations with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to identify the major domestic violent street gang/drug enterprises which pose significant threats to the integrity of American society and pursue these gangs through the sustained, proactive, multi-divisional, coordinated investigations that support successful prosecution.

    Goal 5: Break foreign and domestic drug sources of supply.

    • The FY 1998 funding for Goal 5 activities totals $638.9 million. This funding includes resources for the FBI's Southwest Border operations, Caribbean operations and Resolution 6 and Legal Attache program.

    • In addition, the FBI anticipates receiving $105.7 million in reimbursable funding for its OCDETF activities.

    1999 Request

    • The FY 1999 drug control request totals $914.1 million and 6,058 FTEs, an increase of $88.8 million over FY 1998 levels. The following provides a summary of the FY 1999 drug control request by Strategy goal.

    Goal 2: Increase the safety of America's citizens by substantially reducing drug-related crime and violence.

    • The FY 1999 drug control request for Goal 2 activities totals $193.6 million, an increase of $7.1 million over the FY 1998 level. This increase covers projected program cost increases, but does not provide for any new program enhancement in FY 1999.

    Goal 5: Break foreign and domestic drug sources of supply.

    • The FY 1999 drug control request for Goal 5 totals $720.5 million, an increase of $81.7 million over the FY 1998 level. This increase covers projected program cost increases and includes a $25 million program enhancement for the Carrier Compliance program

    • The Carrier Compliance program enhancement will enable law enforcement to continue deployment of developed capabilities on priority switching platform types and associated Intelligent Network Peripherals in geographic areas of highest priority to law enforcement.

    • In addition, the FBI anticipates receiving $108.8 million in reimbursable funding for its OCDETF activities.

  5. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    • "Operation Reciprocity" targeted various cells of the Amado Carillo-Fuentes Organization (ACFO) in ten United States cities. This investigation was a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency investigation conducted by the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and United States Customs Service. This operation, initiated in October 1996, was based on information received from a Los Angeles FBI cooperating defendant. This investigation involved coordinated efforts in New York, El Paso, Sacramento, San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit, Albuquerque, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. Several sensitive investigative techniques were used throughout the duration of this investigation, including 35 court-ordered Title III's. From evidence developed from this investigation, 53 high-level operatives of the ACFO were arrested on various charges including conspiracy, distribution, money laundering, and importation. Those members arrested held positions in the ACFO organization such as load drivers, distribution heads, cell managers, and drug brokers. An additional result of this investigation was the seizure of 7.4 tons of cocaine, 2,794 pounds of marijuana, and $11 million in US currency. This operation significantly disrupted the drug trafficking activity of the ACFO. Its dramatic impact and demonstrated success are directly attributable to the close coordinated efforts of the various law enforcement agencies involved.

    • In late November, 1996 the Richmond, Virginia Police Department and the FBI culminated a joint two-year investigation of a Jamaican drug-trafficking gang. This investigation resulted in the arrest of 22 members of this gang. This gang established a thriving drug business in an historic community in Richmond. The gang members controlled their territory by committing "drive-by" shootings and execution-style homicides. Because of this investigation, 33 individuals were indicted on many federal charges to include RICO, continuing criminal enterprise, and conspiracy to distribute "crack" cocaine. To date, 22 persons have pled guilty from this investigation.