Accession Number : ADA320737

Title :   An Empirical Examination of Counterdrug Interdiction Program Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1985-1996,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Crane, Barry D. ; Rivolo, A. R.

PDF Url : ADA320737

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Analysis of cocaine street prices since 1985, intelligence data regarding cocaine base movement in the Andean nations of South America, and cocaine usage indicators are used to arrive at the conclusion that a source zone interdiction strategy to disrupt significantly the production/transportation of coca base is a cost-effective operational strategy for increasing cocaine prices, and thereby for reducing cocaine use in the United States. Empirical evidence supporting the correlation of source zone interdiction effectiveness with the price of cocaine in the United States is presented, arguing that specific source zone operations since 1989 have directly affected cocaine markets, resulting in price increases as large as 100 percent.

Descriptors :   *INTERDICTION, *COCAINE, SOURCES, MEASUREMENT, NATIONS, MARKETING, DYNAMICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, REDUCTION, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Government and Political Science
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE