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Any by bitcoin6278 62 around minimum connection times? I'm trying to book a RTW F ticket on SQ, but I'm being told that by bitcoin6278 62 connection time between two of by bitcoin6278 62 segments is too short -- under the minimum connection time for that airport. So there is a 55 minute connection time and the DME minimum is Missing by 5 minutes!
Since I'll be in F I will hopefully be one of the first off the plane. My understanding is that both flights leave from the same terminal, it's a relatively small terminal 12 gates? Essentially, I would walk off one SQ plane and onto another in the same gate concourse. I've read in other threads that people have made this connection, but I suspect that the flight schedules were slightly different then and provided the 60 minute cushion.
In talking with SQ call center to book the trip, the rep said he couldn't book due to the minimum connection problem.
I asked if he could escalate or somehow override. He put me on hold for by bitcoin6278 62 few minutes, then came back and said by bitcoin6278 62 had spoken with his supervisor and that person also by bitcoin6278 62 it could not be done. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get around this, or whether it can be by bitcoin6278 62 It could be done? Then you have no problem. If it could not be done. Then you need to make two separate bookings. It should not be a problem as you are on RTW fare.
The only issue is that you won't be protected if you miss your connection because of late inbound. Thanks for catching my typo, TerryK! I've corrected the original post. The supervisor did say that it could NOT be done. Don't think I've ever done that before -- multiple bookings on a single itinerary? Is it as simple as asking to have separate records on one itinerary? May have to claim and re-check in DME. Then the 55 minute connection time could become a problem.
I don't think I can do a three-week RTW with just a carry-on bag. Thanks for the input! You do not clear immigration. My experience is that it's not a long queue at by bitcoin6278 62 security check; I think you'd be OK if the flight from DXB is on time or close to it. Bookings and etickets are separate computer records. You can have multiple bookings PNR for one eticket, or multiple etickets for one booking.
Although the vast majority of bookings are one per eticket. Then the 55 minute connection time could become a problem You can check your bag though with two PNRs. That's not a problem.
Its risky because there is always a slim chance flights will get delayed either on ground at DXB or DME, and you must also consider the very slim chance of diversions due to technical or medical issues.
Also, if you do miss your by bitcoin6278 62 you will be stuffed cos you will need a visa to enter russia presuming you are not a russian passport holder so will be stuck in the airport. Am not aware of any transit hotel or if it is open 24hrs As far as airports go, DME is not too bad, but its certainly no Changi! Why not get a visa by bitcoin6278 62 do an overnight stopover and take a look at Moscow if you can get through the traffic that is!
I'm sure it can be forced - at least from previous experience of other airlines. However, it's not really worth the risk - firstly, they may refuse to check you in at SIN because SQ will be liable for penalties if you do not make your by bitcoin6278 62 and therefore break Russian immigration laws. All transit passengers that need to leave the airside area need a visa. Also, you are leaving yourself open to headaches at one of those airports that are not really nice to be accidentally stuck in.
Thanks for all the input. Plus I was looking forward by bitcoin6278 62 SQ F! Hypothetical question - I understand the risk of missing the connection and not being protected because of the MCT, but if SQ was scheduled to arrive 5 minutes earlier or SQ 62 was schedule to leave 5 minutes later providing the 60 minute MTC, and was delayed to the point that I still missed the connection, what would happen?
What would "protection" provide? I was planning on a By bitcoin6278 62, so missing it would be a two-day delay. Bitterroot -- thanks for pointing out re-clearing security. IF it were a legal connection, by bitcoin6278 62 SQ or any other airline ticketed it as on-line connection, they will still tell you that the passenger is responsible for the visa, if one is needed.
Consequently, what the carrier will offer to do for you in case you misconnect will be constrained by your right to clear immigration As I think a previous poster said, there's no airside transit hotel at DME; the lounges do not stay open overnight; and if you got stuck, you can't even get landside to an airline ticket office -- you'd have to see if LH or By bitcoin6278 62 could sell you a one-way ticket to FRA or ZRH out of their lounge, and I'm not sure they could.
If the passenger is on a legal connection with by bitcoin6278 62 ticket, the passenger will be protected by SQ. SQ will be responsible by bitcoin6278 62 the costs of hotel, meals and other transportation. This is even if the ticket is restricted. Plenty of flights leaving to Europe after that time, then a connection to IAH.
Not very complicated especially as SQ will most likely have sorted out the connection before you touch down at By bitcoin6278 62. However, you need to have been on a valid connection in by bitcoin6278 62 first place So hopefully others can give better opinion. Thankfully SQ takes 24 - 48 hours to ticket RTW fares more on that in a momentbecause not long after I spoke with them I thought about changing directions: Checked the schedules and found that worked and cut off the two extra days!
It also eliminated one of the two rather lengthly layovers in SIN for my side trips, so overall it works out much better. So I called the CC back to by bitcoin6278 62 to eastbound. Thankfully I did, because the next complication came up during the call: SQ RTW requires 7 day advance purchase.
He said they could not ticket it in by bitcoin6278 62, and something would have to change. I asked to talk with a supervisor. The rep put me on hold, spoke with his supervisor, and came back saying no-can-do. I really would have switched as I have some events in the first part of the trip that could not move, and my visions of my first SQ F trip were rapidly fading.
He put me on hold again, and came back a few minutes later saying they could make an exception in this case and go ahead and ticket immediately. Said he would call me back in 30 minutes with the final details, which he did! So ultimately they did get it done! So, overall, By bitcoin6278 62 would have to say I was pretty pleased with the CC experience. I was expecting the worst, given what I had read in some other threads about the CC in general and their handling of SQ RTWs in particular, but with a little pushing not too much they were able to bend their process to get the ticket issued.
All the people I spoke with handled RTWs fairly well. Seen many posts about low load levels, so I was surprised to see by bitcoin6278 62. Anyway, now it is on to browsing the BTC threads to plan those where applicable. Thanks again for the advice!
Would it be acceptable to capture the type of legal entity i. This information is mandatory, if applicable. The concept by bitcoin6278 62 both of these requirements is essentially the same. Similar to the information on occupation required for individuals, the information obtained for clients that are entities must by bitcoin6278 62 their business activities so that a reporting person or entity can gain a better understanding of their client, and can properly assess any risk of a money laundering offence or by bitcoin6278 62 activity financing offence.
This not only helps a reporting person or entity to protect and maintain the integrity of their business, but also helps contribute to the integrity of the Canadian financial system as a whole. I am seeking clarification regarding whether a legal land description satisfies the requirements of an address when the conventional civic address does not exist. In cases where the client resides in an area where there is no civic address, a description, in as much detail as possible, of all information or features that may be useful to locate the physical location of the person is required.
This is also of great importance when disclosing intelligence to partners, which can contribute to criminal investigations by identifying new targets or hidden proceeds of crime and by by bitcoin6278 62 facts that are necessary in obtaining warrants. Therefore, to address your question, it by bitcoin6278 62 been determined that a legal land description can be acceptable, so long as the legal land description is specific enough to pinpoint the physical location where the client lives.
That said, if the legal land description rather refers to an area or a parcel of land on which multiple properties are located, the legal land description would not, in this case, be sufficient. I would like to obtain more information about the Operational Alert: Identification of higher risk currency exchange houses in Daesh - accessible territory in Iraq. Operational Briefs and Alerts provide indicator-based information for by bitcoin6278 62 entities on specific money laundering and terrorist financing issues, with a focus on methods, threats, and by bitcoin6278 62.
These products are intended to support reporting entities in meeting their compliance obligations, to assist them with factors to consider in their risk assessments, and provide an additional information resource when they consider their need for possible risk mitigation. More specifically, this Operational Alert provides specific guidance to Canadian reporting entities about named foreign financial entities noted in Appendix A through which the Canadian financial system could be exposed to Daesh-related terrorist financing.
Regarding the TPR obligation, subsection 7. As part of its compliance program and in accordance with paragraph 71 1 c of the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations PCMLTFRa reporting entity must assess and document its risks in relation to money laundering offences or terrorist activity financing offences. Therefore, to answer your question, in order to meet the obligations outlined within the PCMLTFA and its associated Regulations, it is by bitcoin6278 62 that reporting entities compare the names listed in Appendix A to current and future clients.
Clients should be assessed as high-risk as applicable, and prescribed special measures must be applied, as required under section I am seeking clarification regarding the requirements associated to the by bitcoin6278 62 cash transaction report LCTRand specifically whether an LCTR is by bitcoin6278 62 for an attempted transaction. Following a review of this by bitcoin6278 62, however, it has been decided that for a large cash transaction to by bitcoin6278 62 reportable it must be completed.
Meaning that, in most by bitcoin6278 62, the reporting entity must have physically received the funds, and have posted the funds to its system, or have created a record if it has no system.
Essentially the funds must be on by bitcoin6278 62 books and records of the reporting entity. What type of information should be provided in reports for the address of clients who are transient and do not have a set physical address? FINTRAC has previously indicated that the address referred to in the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations is the physical address where the client lives or where the physical location of the place of business is found.
Therefore, for Canadian residents, their permanent Canadian address is required, even if that is not where they are currently residing; for foreign clients travelling in Canada for a short period of time, their foreign residential address is required; and should the foreign client be living in Canada for a longer period of time e. As a dealer in precious metals and stones DPMSI am seeking clarification regarding the hour rule and the large cash transaction reporting requirements. A man is shopping for an engagement ring.
He has family members with him. Additionally, you know the transactions were conducted on behalf of the same person. A financial entity uses a system that calculates the conversion rate of an electronic funds transfer EFTconducted in a foreign currency, against the Bank of Canada noon exchange rate using B. This occurs, regardless of whether the transaction happened in a different time zone e.
EST and the conversion rate from the day before, as generated by the system, or should the noon rate used for conversion relate to by bitcoin6278 62 date of the transaction? The actual time of the transaction must be taken into consideration when determining the conversion rate. Therefore, in your example, the EFT report must reflect the date and time of the transaction, and the conversion rate used must also relate to the transaction by bitcoin6278 62 — so the EST time rather than the B.
Who are the ordering clients of outgoing EFTs in the case of inter-vivos trusts and estate accounts? The reports submitted must identify the client providing instructions by bitcoin6278 62 the transfer of funds. I by bitcoin6278 62 seeking confirmation in regards to the requirements for large cash transaction reporting for indirect clearers. The large cash transaction obligations are not triggered at the account level.
In situations where a financial entity by bitcoin6278 62 Canada receives an by bitcoin6278 62 electronic funds transfer EFT transmitted through another reporting entity in Canada, and the incoming EFT contains incorrect beneficiary information, would this still be reportable? Specifically, are these situations reportable if the name by bitcoin6278 62 address is provided for the beneficiary; however, this name or address is by bitcoin6278 62 than the name or address on record?
For this reason, we have said in the past that to be reportable an EFT must be:. By way of background: Questions arose as to what information should be provided in Part A of the LCTR about the place of business where the transaction takes place, given that the branch is mobile. Furthermore, the financial entity noted that the mobile branch would not have a permanent associated address, although it would link up to a specific address on a daily basis.
The financial entity did, however, specify that the mobile branch would follow by bitcoin6278 62 very specific pre-determined path, and that all of the financial entity's branches would be informed of this path.
It was also by bitcoin6278 62 that the mobile branch could be in constant movement, or could be stopped for a longer period of time, according to the agreement and the trip log, by bitcoin6278 62 be signed in advance with partners and users. In Part A of Schedule 1 of the PCMLTFR, it is specified that by bitcoin6278 62 information about the place of business where the transaction occurred must include the full address of this place of business.
Also, based on the information provided, it appears that the financial entity will be aware of the location of the mobile branch at all times.
In the case of by bitcoin6278 62 single or a series of transactions conducted at the ABM, FINTRAC considers the customer to have conducted a financial transaction with the financial entity that holds its account. To this end, the financial entity that holds the account must have all the necessary information to be able to by bitcoin6278 62 with its obligations. Furthermore, information about the place of business where the transaction took place must include the full address of the location of the ABM where the transaction actually occurred.
It should be noted that, in accordance with field B7 of Guideline 7, "How was the transaction conducted? The financial entity that holds the customer's account is responsible for updating its locations in the F2R reporting system to include information about the address of the location of the ABM where the transaction in question actually took place.
It is important that each location be entered individually in the F2R reporting system of the financial entity that holds the customer's account. According by bitcoin6278 62 section For this same transaction, must the financial entity verify the identity of the conductor or only obtain their name? What is the expectation for a deposit dropped off at a branch but not verified until after the conductor leaves.
The report must indicate in Part B that the transaction was conducted by courier and the name of the conductor must be provided in Part E, as it is a deposit to a business account. If the large cash transaction is a deposit to a business account, there is no requirement to ascertain the identity of the conductor. That said, the name of the conductor must be included on the report in Part E.
Guidance regarding the application of the hour rule and the requirement for financial entities to report electronic funds by bitcoin6278 62 EFTs has been requested. It should be noted that an exception to the hour rule exists at subsection 3 2 of the PCMLTFR when an EFT is conducted in a single transaction as identified in subsection 3 1 of the PCMLTFR, and is sent by bitcoin6278 62 received for two or more beneficiaries, if the requestor is a public body, a large corporation as identified in paragraph 62 2 m of the PCMLTFRor the administrator of a federally or provincially regulated pension fund.
Guidance regarding the reporting and client identification requirements of money services businesses Money Services Businessess when conducting virtual currency transactions has been requested.
Whether a transaction constitutes a reportable EFT will always be a question of fact and will depend on the information relating to each given situation. The Money Services Businesses would be required to report an EFT to FINTRAC if it transmitted client-initiated instructions for the transfer of fiat funds to a beneficiary outside of Canada, or if it received the transmission of client-initiated instructions for the transfer of fiat funds to a beneficiary within Canada.
This does not include transactions that deal solely in virtual currency. It should be noted that, as previously mentioned, the Government of Canada has made changes to what services make an individual or an entity an Money Services Businesses in Canada to include virtual currency services; however, these changes are not yet in force. Before these individuals and entities will be by bitcoin6278 62 to the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act PCMLTFAregulations need to be written to define what it means to be engaged in the business of providing services such as dealing in virtual currency.
Until these regulations are drafted and in force, only the following services are considered Money Services Businesses activities:. The Money Services Businesses explained previously that it will engage in the listed activities by bitcoin6278 62 the use of virtual currency as a vehicle between fiat currencies. However, once an entity is engaged in Money Services Businesses activities, all of its activities become subject to the suspicious transaction reporting obligations of the PCMLTFA and its associated Regulations.
Therefore, for transactions where the Money Services Businesses sells virtual currency only, these activities would need to by bitcoin6278 62 considered against the suspicious transaction obligations of the PCMLTFA and its associated Regulations.
Transactions that deal solely in virtual by bitcoin6278 62 would not be subject to this requirement. Furthermore, all references to cash mean money in circulation in any country bank notes or coins. In this context, cash does not include cheques, money orders or other similar negotiable instruments. Clarification regarding the hour rule by bitcoin6278 62 the large cash transaction reporting requirements for financial entities has been requested.
Therefore, it is possible for a cash transaction to be reported more than once. In the example 3 from FIN no. Monday cash transaction would be an example of such a case. With that being said, a financial entity that uses a rolling system may choose to review the cash transactions conducted within a 24 hour period at by bitcoin6278 62 later date, within the reporting time frame, and aggregate the cash transactions into a single large cash transaction report.
This would allow for the reporting of each cash transaction only once. As a result, the hour rule does not apply. Later on, at 4: In this example, when the financial entity reviews the cash transactions from the past 24 hours, it would see that the first cash transaction was conducted at 8: So this is not reportable as a large cash transaction. Therefore, the hour rule applies and a large cash transaction report must by bitcoin6278 62 submitted.
This same action would be required for the 4: The expectation to report large cash transactions conducted at multiples locations is consistent with the obligations outlined at section 3 and paragraph 12 1 a of the PCMLTFR. As a result, cash transactions that form a single transaction but that occur at multiple locations must be reported on separate reports with the information for each location identified in Part A.
Guidance regarding the large cash transaction reporting obligations of money services businesses Money Services Businesses has been requested. What are the reporting requirements pertaining to the following scenario? That being said, you may have other obligations associated with these transactions. An explanation of this obligation can also be found at section 3.
Subsection 1 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations PCMLTFR defines a real estate broker or sales representative as a person or entity that is registered or licensed under provincial legislation in respect of the sale by bitcoin6278 62 purchase of real estate. It is only every real estate broker or sales representative, when they act as an agent in respect of the purchase or sale of real estate that is subject to Part 1 of the PCMLTFA.
As such, when a person buys or sells property from another person without the involvement of a real estate broker or by bitcoin6278 62 representative, the obligations of the PCMLTFA do not apply. Sub-paragraph 1 2 a ii of the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations the Regulations requires in the case of a large cash transaction that financial entities record the following information in the files of each of their clients: We understand that there is no region in Canada that has not been assigned a postal code.
Department of Justicetasked with combating drug smuggling and use within the United States. It has sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing US drug investigations both domestic and abroad. Congress accepted the proposal, as they were concerned with the growing availability of drugs. With the overall growth of the agency in the s owing to the increased emphasis on federal drug law enforcement efforts and a concurrent growth in the headquarters staff, DEA began to by bitcoin6278 62 for a new headquarters location; locations in ArkansasMississippiand various abandoned military bases around the United States were considered.
However, then— Attorney General Edwin Meese determined that the headquarters had to be located in close proximity to the Attorney General's office. Thus, inthe headquarters relocated to — Army-Navy Drive in the Pentagon City area of Arlington, Virginia, near the Metro station with the same name. Subsequently, the DEA headquarters complex was classified as a Level IV installation under United States federal building security standards, meaning it was to be considered a high-risk law enforcement target for terrorists.
Other senior staff include the chief by bitcoin6278 62 officer and the Chief Counsel. It maintains 21 domestic field divisions with field offices and 92 foreign offices in 70 countries. As of there were 4, special agents employed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, recruits must then complete a week rigorous training which includes lessons in firearms proficiency including basic marksmanshipweapons safety, tactical shooting, and deadly-force decision training.
In order to graduate, students must maintain an academic average of 80 percent on academic examinations, pass the firearms-qualification test, successfully demonstrate leadership and sound decision-making in by bitcoin6278 62 scenarios, and pass rigorous physical-task tests. The DEA excludes from consideration job applicants who have a history of any use of narcotics or illicit drugs.
Investigation usually includes a polygraph test for special-agent, diversion-investigator, and intelligence research specialist positions.
Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be by bitcoin6278 62 for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration DEA.
Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment by bitcoin6278 62 there by bitcoin6278 62 no evidence of regular, confirmed usage and the full-field background investigation and results of the other steps in the process are otherwise favorable.
The DEA's relatively firm stance on this issue contrasts with that of the Federal Bureau of Investigationwhich in considered relaxing its hiring policy relevant to individual drug-use history. The SCC course trains SRT candidates in team movement, high-risk entry, tactical weapons proficiency, and principles of dynamic operations. Some by bitcoin6278 62 the SRT missions consist of by bitcoin6278 62 arrests, vehicle assault, specialized surveillance, custody of high-profile individuals, dignitary and witness protection, tactical surveillance and interdiction, advanced breaching, tactical training to other police units, and urban and rural fugitive searches.
These programs ended in by bitcoin6278 62 early s. The SOD came under scrutiny following the mass surveillance disclosures. The program rapidly expanded to include programs in 25 states by The DEA budget was directed toward three of five major goals of U.
Special Agents may qualify with their own personally-owned handguns, rifle, and by bitcoin6278 62 and certain handguns are allowed to be used with permission from the FTU. Agents are required to attend tactical and firearms proficiency training quarterly, and to qualify with their handguns twice per year. The DEA has one of the most challenging handgun qualification courses in all of federal law enforcement. By bitcoin6278 62 to achieve a passing qualification score is the reason for most Academy dismissals and special agents in the field may have their authority to carry a firearm revoked for failure to qualify.
Basic Agent Trainees BATs who fail the initial pistol qualification course of fire are placed in a remedial program to receive additional training. In remedial training, BATs receive 5 extra two-hour range sessions, for by bitcoin6278 62 total of 10 more hours of live fire training on their issued sidearm, in order to further aid them in helping pass by bitcoin6278 62 pistol qualification.
After passing their pistol qualification, Basic Agent Trainees move on to receive formal training on the DEA's standard-issue long guns and will continue to frequently shoot their agency-issued sidearm that they have already qualified on.
In all, BATs receive a total of 32 firearms training sessions, when combining classroom instruction, gear issue, and pistol, rifle, and shotgun live fire training at the DEA Academy. They will by bitcoin6278 62 the qualification courses for all 3 weapons systems during their initial training, but must pass their final qualification attempts only on their Glock pistols in order to become a Special Agent.
The Colt 9mm SMG was previously issued, but no longer in service. Agents are required to complete a two-day hour proficiency by bitcoin6278 62 in order to carry a shoulder weapon on enforcement operations. Critics of the DEA including recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic SciencesMilton Friedmanprior to his death a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition point out that demand for illegal drugs is inelastic ; the people who are buying drugs will continue to buy them with little regard to price, often turning to crime to support expensive drug habits when the drug prices rise.
One recent study by the DEA showed that the price of cocaine and methamphetamine is the highest it has ever been while the quality of both is at its lowest point ever. The DEA has a registration system in place which authorizes anyone to manufacture, import, export, and by bitcoin6278 62 by filing DEA form along with medical professionals, researchers and manufacturers access to " Schedule I " drugs, as well as Schedules 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Authorized registrants apply for and, if granted, receive a " DEA number ". An entity that has been issued a DEA number is authorized to manufacture drug companiesdistribute, research, prescribe doctors, pharmacistsnurse practitioners and physician assistants, etc.
Many problems associated with drug abuse are the result of legitimately-manufactured controlled substances being diverted from their lawful purpose into the illicit drug traffic.
Many of the analgesics, depressants and stimulants manufactured for legitimate medical use can often carry potential for dependence or abuse. Therefore, those scheduled substances have been brought under legal control for prevention and population safety. The goal of controls is by bitcoin6278 62 ensure that these "controlled substances" are readily available for medical use, while preventing their distribution for illicit distribution and non-medical use.
This can be a difficult task, sometimes providing difficulty for legitimate patients and healthcare providers while circumventing illegal trade and consumption of scheduled drugs. Under federal law, all businesses which manufacture or distribute controlled drugs, all health professionals entitled to dispense, administer or prescribe them, by bitcoin6278 62 all pharmacies entitled to fill prescriptions must register with by bitcoin6278 62 DEA.
Registrants must comply with a series of regulatory requirements relating to drug security, records accountability, and adherence to standards. All of these investigations are conducted by Diversion Investigators DIs.
DIs conduct investigations to uncover and investigate suspected sources of diversion and take appropriate civil and administrative actions. In MDMA and its analogues were under review by the American government as a drug for potential of abuse.
During this time, several public hearings on the new drug by bitcoin6278 62 held by the DEA. Based on all of the evidence and facts presented at the time, the DEA's administrative by bitcoin6278 62 judge did not see MDMA and its analogues as being of large concern and recommended that they be placed in Schedule III. The DEA has been criticized for placing highly restrictive schedules on a few drugs which researchers in the fields of pharmacology and medicine regard as having medical uses.
Critics assert that some such decisions are motivated primarily by political factors stemming from the U. A counterpoint to that criticism is that under the Controlled Substances Act it is the Department of Health and Human Services through the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abusenot the DEA, which has the legal responsibility to make scientific and medical determinations with respect to drug scheduling; no drug can by bitcoin6278 62 scheduled if the Secretary of Health and Human Services recommends against it on a scientific or medical basis, and no drug can by bitcoin6278 62 placed in the most restrictive schedule Schedule I if DHHS finds that the drug has an accepted medical use.
The DEA is also criticized for focusing on the operations from which it can seize the most money,  namely the organized cross-border trafficking of marijuana. Some individuals contemplating the nature of the DEA's charter advise that, based on danger, the DEA should be most focused on cocaine.
Others suggest that, based on opiate popularity, the DEA should focus much more on prescription opiates used recreationally, which critics contend comes first before users switch to heroin. Practitioners who legally prescribe medicine however must possess a valid DEA license. Some have likened this approach to license fees unreasonable, "like making pilot licenses support by bitcoin6278 62 entire Federal Aviation Administration FAA budget.
The agency had 11, employees in Others, such as former Republican congressman Ron Paul, the Cato Institute The Libertarian By bitcoin6278 62  and the Drug Policy Alliance  criticize the very existence of the DEA and the War on Drugs as both hostile, and contrary, to the concept of civil liberties by arguing that anybody should be free to put any substance they choose into their own bodies for any reason, particularly when legal drugs such as alcohol, tobacco and prescription drugs are also open to abuse, by bitcoin6278 62 that any harm caused by a drug user or addict to the general public is a case of conflicting civil rights.
Recurrently, billions of dollars are spent yearly, focusing largely on criminal law and demand reduction campaigns, which has resulted in the imprisonments of thousands of U. As it relates to the DEA specifically, the vast majority of individual arrests stemming from illegal drug possession by bitcoin6278 62 distribution are narrow and more local in scope and are made by local law enforcement officers, by bitcoin6278 62 the DEA tends to focus on larger, interstate and international distribution networks and the higher-ranking members of such organizations in addition to operating in conjunction with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies by bitcoin6278 62 U.
Some groups advocate legalization of certain controlled substances under the premise that doing so may reduce the volume of illicit trafficking and associated crime as well as yield a valuable tax source, although some of the results of drug legalization have raised doubt about some of these beliefs.
For example, marijuana is now available as a palliative agent, in Canada, with a medical prescription. However, this could be due to the availability or quality of illegal cannabis compared to provisions by government sources. Bureaucratic impediments may also discourage patients from actually attempting to receive it from the government. The year-old student attending the University of California, San Diego was taken into custody along with eight by bitcoin6278 62 people when the DEA executed a raid on a suspected MDMA distribution operation at a residence that he was visiting to celebrate the April 20 cannabis "holiday" known as " by bitcoin6278 62.
He was taken to the hospital, where he spent three days in intensive care, because his kidneys were close to failing. No criminal charges were filed against Chong. By bitcoin6278 62 disputes the claim of accidental neglect, saying that DEA personnel ignored his calls for help.
His attorney stated an intent to file a claim against the federal government and some members of California's delegation by bitcoin6278 62 the Congress called for further investigation of the incident.
On 12 Augustat the American Bar Association 's House of Delegates by bitcoin6278 62, Attorney General Eric Holder announced by bitcoin6278 62 "Smart on Crime" program, which is "a sweeping initiative by the Justice Department that in effect renounces several decades of tough-on-crime anti-drug legislation and policies.
District Judge Harry Leinenweber of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago to 35 years in prison for his part in the Mumbai attacks, in which at least victims civilians and security personnel and nine attackers were killed. Among the dead by bitcoin6278 62 28 foreign nationals from 10 countries. Inafter the U. State Department by bitcoin6278 62 Venezuela in its annual report on drug trafficking, the Venezuelan Minister of Justice reiterated the accusations: We were in the presence of a new drug cartel.
The government of Bolivia has also taken similar steps to ban the DEA from operating in the country. In SeptemberBolivia drastically reduced diplomatic ties with the United States, withdrawing its ambassador from the US and expelling the US ambassador from Bolivia. This occurred soon after Bolivian president By bitcoin6278 62 Morales expelled all DEA agents from the country due to a revolt in the traditional coca-growing Chapare Province. The Bolivian government claimed that it could by bitcoin6278 62 protect the agents, and Morales further accused the agency of helping incite the violence, which claimed 30 lives.
National agencies were to take over control of drug management. However, Morales maintained that the DEA would remain unwelcome in the country, characterising it as an affront to Bolivia's "dignity and sovereignty". In the Netherlands, both the Dutch government and the DEA have been criticized for violations of Dutch sovereignty in drug investigations. According to Peter R. Earlier, then Minister of Justice By bitcoin6278 62 Hein Donner by bitcoin6278 62, had denied to the Dutch parliament that he had given permission to the DEA for any such activities, which would have been a requirement by Dutch law in order to allow foreign agents to act within the territory.
In Reuters published a report about the DEA's Special Operations Division SOD stating that it conceals where by bitcoin6278 62 investigative trail about a suspect truly originates from and creates a parallel set of evidence given to prosecutors, judges, and defense lawyers. This DEA program mainly affects common criminals such as drug dealers.
The concealment of evidence means the defendant is unaware how his or her investigation began and will be unable to request a review possible sources of exculpatory evidence. Exculpatory evidence may include biased witnesses, mistakes, or entrapment. Nancy Gertner, a former federal judge who had served from to by bitcoin6278 62 a Harvard Law School professor, stated that "It is one thing to create special rules for national security.
Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like they are phonying up investigations. The report alleges that the methods employed by the DEA to achieve this include: The DEA, in addition to enforcement, also regularly engage in advocacy, specifically against rescheduling marijuana, by publishing policy-based papers on certain drugs.
They have claimed that since the DEA is not, by law, an advocacy group, but a legal enforcement group, that those press releases are tantamount to what by bitcoin6278 62 consider domestic propaganda. The DEA has taken a particularly strong stance on enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act on persons and organizations acting within state laws that allow medical cannabis cultivation and distribution.