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Customs Service: Process for Estimating and Allocating Inspectional Personnel
GGD-98-107: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Custom Service's drug enforcement operations, focusing on: (1) how Customs assesses its needs for inspectional personnel and allocates such resources to commercial cargo ports of entry; (2) whether Customs received all the additional inspectional personnel its assessments indicated it needed and, if not, why it did not recei...
Drug Control: Planned Actions Should Clarify Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center's Impact
GGD-98-28: Published: Feb 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations and contributions of the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC), focusing on: (1) how CTAC coordinates its counterdrug research and development (R&D) efforts with other federal agencies to address counterdrug R&D needs that are not being met by other agencies and to avoid unnecessary duplication; and (2) what contributions C...
Customs Service: Information on Southwest Border Drug Enforcement Operations
GGD-97-173R: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the drug enforcement operations of the Customs Service along the Southwest border of the United States, focusing on Customs': (1) methodology for allocating resources for drug enforcement activities; (2) internal controls and inspection requirements for cargo entry processes; and (3) internal controls and safeguards that are in place for records in...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 32 Organizations
GGD-97-93: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal organizations employing from 25 to 699 law enforcement investigative personnel, focusing on: (1) the types of violations that these organizations investigate; (2) the authorities under which these organizations investigate suspected federal criminal law violations, execute search warrants, make arrests, and/or carry firearms;...
Drug Trafficking: Responsibilities for Developing Narcotics Detection Technologies
T-NSIAD-97-192: Published: Jun 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1997.
GAO discussed federal agencies' efforts to develop technologies for detecting narcotics, focusing on: (1) responsibilities of those agencies primarily involved in developing narcotics detection technologies; (2) differences in views between the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the U.S. Customs Service in developing and deploying these technologies; and (3) opportunities to streng...
U.S. Customs Service: Oversight Issues
T-GGD-97-107: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
GAO discussed the Customs Service's drug interdiction efforts, labor-management partnership concept, and issues related to inspectional overtime.GAO noted that: (1) its 1996 report on Customs' drug interdiction efforts identified and described the key elements, resources, costs, and performance measures of Customs' national drug interdiction program as well as those of its investigative offices an...
GGD-97-19R: Published: Nov 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1996.
GAO reviewed pre-seizure planning practices in the Department of Justice (DOJ), focusing on: (1) what pre-seizure planning guidelines exist for the U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration, and Federal Bureau of Investigation for determining whether or not to seize real property and businesses; and (2) to what extent the agencies follow the guidelines for pre-s...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 13 Agencies
GGD-96-154: Published: Sep 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the 13 federal agencies with the largest number of law enforcement investigative personnel, focusing on: (1) the types of violations investigated by these agencies; (2) these agencies' investigative authorities; (3) the number of law enforcement investigative personnel at these agencies at the end of fiscal years 1987, 1991, and 1995...
Customs Service: Drug Interdiction Efforts
GGD-96-189BR: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Customs Service's drug interdiction efforts, focusing on: (1) the key elements in Customs' drug interdiction program; (2) enhancements to Operation Hard Line; and (3) how Customs measures the effectiveness of its interdiction efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Offices of Field Operations and Investigations are the key organizational...
Drug Control: Observations on Counternarcotics Activities in Mexico
T-NSIAD-96-239: Published: Sep 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1996.
GAO discussed the results of its review of counternarcotics efforts in Mexico. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. and Mexican interdiction efforts have had little impact on the flow of illegal drugs from Mexico into the United States; (2) instead of concentrating on intercepting drugs as they move through the transit zone, the United States has focused its interdiction efforts on stopping cocaine production...