"The men and women of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are dedicated to protecting our nation from the scourge of drugs and the violence that too often accompanies it. DEA agents work tirelessly to enforce U.S. drug laws, bringing those who break them to justice. They clean up our communities ravaged by drug gangs. The DEA is also heavily involved in fighting the drug trade around the world to prevent it from reaching American shores.
Fighting the illegal drug trade is a difficult and dangerous assignment, but the men and women of the DEA face this danger every day to make the United States a safer place. The Drug Enforcement Administration offers a behind-the-scenes look at the DEA's history, mission, and operations in our communities and abroad.
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