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Resource ID: #15820
Subject: Drugs
Source: Houston Chronicle
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Date: August 16, 17,, 1992

Description

The Houston Chronicle's three-part series reporting that "Federal authorities spent more than $500 million last year trying to catch airborne drug smugglers, but the program did not result in a single arrest or drug seizure along the southwestern U.S. border. ... A five-month Chronicle study of federal drug cases filed along the southwestern border during 1991 found that the Customs air interdiction program played an almost nonexistent role in bringing air smugglers to justice last year, despite the fact that federal anti-drug officials say air smuggling continues to pose a significant national threat.."

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