ERIC Number: ED255825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Drug Law Enforcement and Interdiction. Hearing before the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session, May 22, 1984.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.
This document contains testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing on federal drug law enforcement. Statements are given from Congressman Claude Pepper, the staff director of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System (NNBIS), an administrator from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a commissioner from the United States Customs Service, an assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division of the FBI, and a Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Congressman Pepper's testimony is focused on the problems of marine trafficking and other illegal entry of drugs into this country through Florida. The operation and effectiveness of the nation's narcotics enforcement and interdiction efforts are reviewed, and cooperative efforts between agencies, task force operations, and agency use of manpower and resources are discussed. Concern is expressed by Committee members about the broad-based, fragmented approach to narcotics enforcement and the continued introduction of different approaches, task forces, and agencies that are pooling their manpower. The usefulness of having one coordinator in charge of the overall narcotics effort, thus creating a line command is suggested by Committee members and responded to by agency representatives. Supplemental information includes responses to additional questions by the DEA, the NNBIS, the FBI, the Coast Guard, and the Customs Service. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.