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Drug Enforcement Administration

Drug enforcement administration

■ Introduction

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was established as an agency within the Justice Department by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973. The reorganization merged into one agency the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Office for Drug Abuse Law Enforcement, the Office of National Narcotic Intelligence, divisions of the Bureau of Customs that had drug investigative responsibilities, and divisions of the Office of Science and Technology related to drug enforcement. The DEA administrator reports to the U.S. attorney general.

The DEA coordinates the drug enforcement activities of other federal ...

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