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The Border war on Drugs Office of Technology Assessment

The Border war on Drugs

Office of Technology Assessment

Published June 1st 1987
ISBN : 9780788141966
Paperback
61 pages
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Smuggling of illegal drugs into the U.S. is a major problem. The 3 major drugs of foreign source — cocaine, heroin, & marijuana — are the products traded by a criminal enterprise whose sales total $50 billion annually. Federal efforts to stop orMoreSmuggling of illegal drugs into the U.S. is a major problem. The 3 major drugs of foreign source — cocaine, heroin, & marijuana — are the products traded by a criminal enterprise whose sales total $50 billion annually. Federal efforts to stop or deter international narcotics trafficking have met with limited success. This report analyzes Fed. drug interdiction efforts & reports on future technological improvements. Describes technologies in use, & potentially available for countering smuggling by the various modes — private vessels, private aircraft, land vehicles, commercial carriers, & through official ports of entry. Photos.