25 AUGUST MEETING OF THE NATIONAL NARCOTICS BORDER INTERDICTION SYSTEMS COORDIN

Created: 8/29/1983

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The Director of Ccniral Intelligence

National Intelligence Council

FOR

Director of Central Intelligence

National Intelligence Officer for Narcotics

August Meettng of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction Systems Coordinating Committee

1. The meeting was chaired by Admiral Murphy, who opened the meeting by reviewing the current status of the program. He expressed cispleasure about the current "flood" of cocaine in the United Statesdespite the sizeable narcotics seizures which had taken place since the iOth of June: illion pounds of2 pounds of cocaine,ounds of heroin,0 pounds of Thai sticks. He was upbeat concerning the efforts the agencies were makingespecially Defense. Nevertheless, he was concerned about the seeming inability of this expanded effort to more effectively interdict the flow of narcotics coming into the country. Gaps in radar coverage and other resource shortcomings were discussed but found to be difficult to rectify without budgetary action. He commended the Intelligence Community for its improved narcotics-related product. Special narcotics interdiction operations are being planned for the October-December period.

purpose. Shipments brouynx. oy urge aircraft are quickly broken down arid re-shipped by small aircraft direct from Puerto Rico to the continental United

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of-rsonai interest in the entire drug program, specifically his interest in "forfeiture"ay of stiffening the penalties for drug traffickers.

3. Following Murphy's presentation, the representatives of each of the agencies present gave their view concerning the NNBIS program. Most agency statements were general and upbeat. Coast Guard dealt with the specifics of programs, equipment, and personnel that were being applied to the effort. id the same for the Intelligence Community, noting that:

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everal narcotics-related NIES nave recently been published, and more are under way;

and finally, that the Intelligence Community effort will further increase when the additional personnel funded inudget come on board,

4. All agencies present agreed that the real payoffs from NNBIS would occur further in the future than Murphy or the Vice President had initially anticipated. Based on Murphy'sxpect thateptember meeting will include Vice Presidential pressure to accelerate efforts so that quantifiable results will be available sooner.

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