Impact of the Drug Trade on Border Security, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, June 29, 2004 [open pdf - 2MB]
The purpose of this hearing is to examine the impact of the drug trade on border security. Subcommittee Chairman Mark E. Souder made the following remarks in his opening statement, "Since the summer of 2001, this subcommittee has been making a comprehensive study of law enforcement at our Nation's borders, including a field hearing last April in El Paso. There have been some major developments since that hearing in how our Federal Government approaches the drug trafficking threat, most notably the reorganization of the former Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service within the new Department of Homeland Security. The Southwest Border remains the primary conduit of illegal drugs into our country, with up to three-quarters of narcotics coming across it." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Luis E. Barker, Kenneth Cates, Errol J. Chavez, Luis Garcia, Sandalio Gonzalez, Steve Swingle, Richard Williams, Stevan Pearce, Mark E. Souder, and Steve Swingle.
Serial No. 108-250
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