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The agents then formalize a data which helps them to stop the drug trafficking in future. By the end of year 1968, America's counter culture movement was at its peak and the trend of illegal drug use for the recreational purposes was rising. That was an alarming situation and then the President Lyndon Johnson introduced a legislation that ultimately combined the BDAC and Bureau of Narcotics into a single entity: Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs under the department of Justice (Kleiman & Hawdon, 2011).

As far as the core mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration is concerned, it is to enforce the laws and regulations regarding the controlled substances and to bring the law breakers to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) operations are not only limited to the United States but its jurisdiction is across the world as a competent jurisdiction. The organizations and the members are also involved in the growth, manufacturing or distribution of the illicit substances which are destined to be trafficked in United States ("DEA Mission Statement").

DEA investigates and prepares the prosecution of violators of controlled substances laws that might be operating interstate or at international levels. DEA investigates and prosecute the gangs and dealers who commit violence in the community and terrorize the citizens. The agency is responsible for managing the national drug intelligence program for the collection, analyzing and disseminating strategic and operational intelligence information of drugs. They do it with the coordination of federal, state and foreign officials. DEA seize and forfeit the assets which may be derived from illicit drug trafficking. DEA coordinates and cooperates with federal, state and local law enforcement officials on the basis of mutual enforcement efforts. DEA enhances these efforts through utilization of potential interstate as well as international investigations. They use some basis non-enforcement methods such as crop eradication and crop substitution as well. Basic trainings of the foreign officials are conducted in order to train them for the use of the non-enforcement methods. DEA coordinates with the foreign agencies and the governments for the reduction in the availability of these illicit drugs on the United States market. DEA also liaison with the United Nations and several other organizations for the enforcement of international drug control programs ("DEA Mission Statement"). To cut a long story short, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics was being established to serve the similar purposes as DEA. It can be said that it is the predecessor of DEA (Rice, 2008). It was Richard Nixon who assimilated the efforts of NBF and related drug control agencies into DEA (Meier, 1994). There is no such difference between NBF and DEA and it can be said that "DEA is a successor to the line of agencies that stemmed from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics" (Miller, 2010).

References

DEA History. (n.d.). DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration. Retrieved May 18, 2013, from http://www.justice.gov/dea/about/history.shtml

DEA Mission Statement. (n.d.). DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration. Retrieved May 18, 2013, from http://www.justice.gov/dea/about/mission.shtml

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). (2013). In Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Kleiman, M.A., & Hawdon, J.E. (2011). Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, Volume 1. USA: SAGE.

Miller, N.S. (2010). Principles of Addictions and the Law: Applications in Forensic, Mental Health, and the Medical Practice. USA: Elsevier Inc..

Rice, L. (2008). Dea Special Agent: My Life on the Front Line. Pittsburgh: Dorrance Publishing…

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References

DEA History. (n.d.). DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration. Retrieved May 18, 2013, from http://www.justice.gov/dea/about/history.shtml

DEA Mission Statement. (n.d.). DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration. Retrieved May 18, 2013, from http://www.justice.gov/dea/about/mission.shtml

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). (2013). In Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Kleiman, M.A., & Hawdon, J.E. (2011). Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, Volume 1. USA: SAGE.

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