The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 in order to strengthen Federal efforts to promote international drug law enforcement cooperation, to improve enforcement of U.S. drug laws and to enhance interdiction efforts, to provide leadership in developing drug abuse prevention programs, and to expand Federal support for drug treatment programs.
The Act consists of 15 sections, or titles. The first title, Anti-Drug Enforcement, covers narcotics penalties, assets forfeiture, labeling of controlled substances, money laundering, armed career criminals, appropriations for drug law enforcement, State and local narcotics control assistance, narcotics traffickers deportation, Freedom of Information Act issues, interstate sales and transportation of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing operations, and precursor and essential chemicals. Subsequent sections deal with international narcotics control, interdiction, demand reduction, U.S. insular areas and national parks, Federal employee substance abuse education and treatment, and national anti-drug reorganization and coordination. Additional subjects covered by the legislation include the President's Media Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, denial of trade benefits to countries uncooperative in international drug law enforcement, ballistic knife prohibition, the Homeless Eligibility Clarification Act, commercial motor vehicle safety, cyanide wrongful use, Senate policy concerning funding, and national forest system drug control.
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