PROHIBITION: Cost

How much does Prohibition cost the Government annually? So asked Congressmen when the Treasury Department Appropriation Bill came up. The cost was computed in this wise:

Prohibition Enforcement $10,216,880* Anti-Rum-running activities of Coast Guard 9,097,257 Total $19,314,137 To this may be added Department of Justice Prohibition Costs 8,305,940 Grand Total $27,620,077

*This includes a minor appropriation for suppressing narcotic drug traffic.

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