Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques / Edition 1

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Overview

It's a national epidemic and an international conspiracy. Drugs have infested our society with a vengeance, making the drug enforcement agent a central figure in the war on drugs. International training teams of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have traditionally taught the special skills required by all drug agents. Until now, there has never been a book for public consumption devoted strictly to this specialized field of criminal investigation.

Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques provides basic and advanced methods for conducting modern drug investigations. With coverage of source countries, drug identification, conspiracy investigations, clandestine laboratories, drug intelligence, and money laundering, the book includes the topics that every detective assigned to a drug investigation unit must know. The chapter on drug identification discusses the drugs that all law enforcement officers are likely to encounter including heroin, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, PCP, and the emerging club drugs of Ecstasy, GHB, and Ketamine. A glossary of common terms used in drug enforcement and chapters on the nexus between drugs and terrorism provide additional insight.

Based on the training and experiences of a recently retired Supervisory Special Agent of the DEA who was a former instructor for DEA's Office of Training at the FBI Academy, this book provides domestic and international agencies with a comprehensive reference on contemporary drug enforcement. It greatly expands on many of the topics that DEA employees receive in their training and covers the areas that investigators need to understand in order to conduct safe and effective drug operations.

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Table of Contents

PART I THE FUNDAMENTALS

INTRODUCTION TO DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT
International In Scope
Interpersonal Relationships
Finance And Banking
Psychology
Communication Skills
Foreign Relations
Other Aspects
Summary

SOURCE COUNTRIES
Colombia
Bolivia And Peru
Mexico
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Crescent
Western Europe
Canada
United States
Summary

DRUG IDENTIFICATION AND USER RECOGNITION
Drug Scheduling
Narcotic Depressants
Heroin and Opiates
History Of Heroin In The United States
Heroin Production
How Heroin Is Used
Physical Effects Of Heroin
Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms
Heroin User Recognition
Cocaine
History Of Cocaine Abuse
Harvest And Yield
Cocaine Extraction
Cocaine Abuse
Paranoia
Psychosis
Cocaine Abuse In The Workplace
Cocaine's Physical Side Effects
Pharmacological Effects And Symptoms Of Cocaine Abuse
"Crack" Cocaine
How Crack Cocaine Is Ingested
Crack Babies
Marijuana
Marijuana Source Countries
In-Door Grows
Hashish
Effects Of Cannabis
Methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (Ecstasy)
GHB
GBL
Ketamine
Methamphetamines
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
Methylphenidate (RitalinĀ®)
Phencyclidine (PCP)
Steroids
Other Drugs Of Abuse
Summary

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS
Motivational Factors
Restricted Use Informants
Developing Confidential Informants
Supervisor's Role In Informant Management
Protecting The Informant's Identity
Other Considerations
The Informant File
Informant Debriefings
Agent-Informant Contact Procedures
Informant Payments
How To Make A Controlled Purchase Using An Informant
The Seven Steps To Successful Informant Management
Keys To Success In Informant Management
Summary

SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Airline Ticket Agents
Travel Agents
Car Rental Employees
Hotel Registration Clerks
Utility Companies
Telephone Service Providers
Real Estate Agents
Internet Service Providers
Banking Institutions
Taxi Drivers
County Assessor's Office
Credit Bureaus
Express Shipping Companies
Yacht Club Employees
Boat And Yacht Sales Personnel
Flight Service Station Employees
Private Airplane Sales Personnel
Summary

SURVEILLANCE AND COUNTER-SURVEILLANCE
Definition Of Surveillance
Purpose Of Surveillance
Types Of Surveillance
Objectives Of Surveillance
Qualities Of A Surveillance Agent
Categories Of Surveillance
Appearance Of The Surveillance Agent
Other Considerations
Rules Of Surveillance
Fundamentals Of Surveillance
Using Air Support During Surveillance
Surveillance Notes And Reports
Counter-Surveillance
Summary

UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS
Definition Of Undercover
Purpose Of Undercover Operations
Qualifications For Undercover Work
Undercover Agent's Traits
Necessary Preparations For Undercover Operations
The Cover Story
Undercover Identity
Undercover Vehicles
Undercover Documents And Credit Cards
Planning The Undercover Operation
The Written Operational Plan
The Operational Briefing
The Undercover Meeting
Undercover Negotiations
Drug Samples
Use Of Controlled Substances By Undercover Agents
Confidence Buys Or Buy-Walk Operations
Buy-Bust Operations
Post-Buy Debriefings
Proven Techniques And Strategies - Playing Mind Games With The Suspect
The Seven Critical Factors Leading to Undercover Violence
Summary

"FLASH ROLL" MANAGEMENT
Surprise Flashes Vs. Scheduled Flashes
Creating A Controlled Environment
Using A Second Undercover Agent
Use Of An Informant To Display The Money
Seeing Drugs Before Displaying The Money
Flash Roll Preparation
Summary

EVIDENCE COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION
Categories Of Evidence
Collection Of Evidence
Drug Evidence
Chain Of Custody
Field Testing Of Drug Evidence
Non-Drug Evidence
Summary

U.S. SENTENCING GUIDELINES FOR DRUG OFFENSES
Background
Federal Parole Abolished
Longer Prison Sentences
The Sentencing Table
Departures From The Guidelines
Court Ordered Departures
Criticism Of The Guidelines
Evolutionary Process
Summary

RAID PLANNING AND EXECUTION
Raid Planning
Types Of Raids
Site Surveys
Raid Briefing
Raid Execution
Elements Of A Successful Raid
Consciousness Modes
Escalation Of Force
British S.A.S. Six-Man Snake Method
Summary

PART II COMPLEX DRUG INVESTIGATIONS

CONSPIRACY INVESTIGATIONS
Definition Of Conspiracy
Punishment For Conspiracy
Elements Of Proof
Plurality Requirement
The Agreement
Overt Acts
Pinkerton Theory Of Vicarious Liability
Withdrawal From The Conspiracy
Termination Of The Conspiracy
Venue
Duration Of The Conspiracy
Statute Of Limitations
Types Of Conspiracies
Advantages Of Conspiracy Investigations
Disadvantages Of Conspiracy Investigations
Conspiracy Case Development
Coordination With The Prosecutor
Defense Attorney Trial Tactics
Summary

CLANDESTINE LABORATORIES
Specialty Within Drug Law Enforcement
Booby-Traps
Countering Booby-Traps
Recognizing Clan Labs
Chemicals And Products Commonly Found At Clan Lab Sites
Other Clan Lab Indicators
Operational Laboratories
Summary

TRANSPORTATION HUB INTERDICTION OPERATIONS
Courier Profiling
Approaching The Passenger
Other Considerations
Hotel Profiling
Summary

SMUGGLING AND SMUGGLERS
Definition Of Smuggling
Agencies Conducting Smuggling Investigations
Methods Of Smuggling
Methods Of Concealment
Unwitting Accomplices
Swallowers
Smugglers' Profile
Characteristics Of Drug Smuggling Organizations
Drug smuggling case initiation
Methods Of Investigating Smuggling Cases
Summary

CONTROLLED DELIVERIES
Definition Of Controlled Delivery
International CD Scenario
Method Of Delivery
Domestic CDs
Mail Drops
Using A Ruse
Physical Evidence
Summary

DRUG INTELLIGENCE
The Intelligence Analyst
Informant Debriefings
Telephone Subscriber Information
Telephone Toll Analysis
Summary

MONEY LAUNDERING & FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS
Definition
Methods Of Investigation
Following The Money
Typical Exchanges Of Money
Money Laundering Methods
Non-Financial Institutions
Underground Banking Networks
Civil Asset Forfeiture Proceedings
Summary

SHARED TRAITS OF DRUG TRAFFICKERS & TERRORISTS
Organizational Structure
Drug And Terrorism Source Countries
Money Laundering
Communications
Training Manuals
Immigration Fraud And False Identity Documents
Smuggling Techniques
Airport Profiling
Human Sources Of Information
Parallel Investigative Techniques
Summary

NEXUS BETWEEN DRUGS AND TERRORISM
Afghanistan
Colombia
Peru
Middle East
Summary

TALKING POINTS AGAINST DRUG LEGALIZATION
Ten Undeniable Facts
A Law Enforcement Officers Approach To The Problem
Where To Go For Additional Help
Resources And Publications
Summary

APPENDIX A. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT SCHEDULES
APPENDIX B. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ALPHABETICALLY
APPENDIX C. U.S. V. SOKOLOW
GLOSSARY OF COMMON TERMS USED IN DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT

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