The Dea

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), agency of the United States of America department of justice established on July 1, 1973 by President Richard Nixon (his wife came up with the logo “JUST SAY NO”) which signed the Reorganization Plan No 2 on March 28, 1973. The plan proposed the creation of a single federal agency to enforce the federal drug laws as well as consolidate and coordinate the governments drug control activities .Now back in the day there were two groups that were similar to the DEA now a days, this two groups merged together which were Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) and Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement (ODALE) creating the Drug Enforcement Administration. At its outset, the DEA had 1,470 Special Agents and a budget of less than $75 million dollars. Continuing, in 1974, the agency had 43 foreign offices in 31 countries. Today, the DEA has 5,235agents and a budget of more than $2.3 billion dollars and 87 foreign offices in 63 countries. In 1982, concurrent jurisdiction over drug offenses was given to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the DEA. Agents of the two organizations work together on drug law enforcement and DEA’s administrator reports to the director of the FBI. One of the major hits the DEA was on 1986 January 10, Drug agents said Thursday that they smashed a cocaine and heroin ring and seized $5.8 million in cash - the most money ever confiscated from one suspect in a drug bust in the nation's history. The agents raided the Mineola, N.Y., home of Philip Alexander Vasta late Wednesday and discovered 25 cartons stuffed with $20 bills and more than a dozen bags of heroin and cocaine worth nearly $8 million, said Robert Stutman of the U.S. Drug. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Americans considered the drug issue a major concern, and public awareness about drug
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