Dea Essay

Essay on The Drug Enforcement Administration

2607 WordsOct 19th, 201011 Pages

Issue Identification
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a United States Department of Justice law enforcement agency. Their purposes in law enforcement is to stop the sale of illegal drugs, drug trafficking, investigate major crimes within the United States and internationally, and to secure and protect our communities from ever confronting drugs. DEA also cooperates with many major law enforcement agencies such as federal, state, local, and foreign law enforcement agencies to stop criminals from smuggling drugs in our neighborhoods and help the people from getting involved with drug substance. Other responsibilities include carrying out missions and responsibilities in investigating major crimes, and detain drug…show more content…

The DEA is the primary agency to enforce federal drug laws and follow up on drug investigations in foreign countries. The DEA mission is “to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States to those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances for illicit traffic in the United State” (Drug Enforcement Administration, n.d., ¶ 1). Some of the responsibilities under the DEA include investigating and preparing for prosecutions of offenders who operate in the U.S. and internationally. Drug offenders also include local gangs who carry out drug distribution in our communities. DEA manages a national drug intellect program in collaboration with local, state, federal, and foreign officials to gather and investigate distribution tactics.
Throughout the years the DEA has done many operations in the United States and in foreign countries. During the 1960s drugs were becoming a serious problem in the United States. Drugs began to spread throughout the nation forcing the government to turn their focus on helping the prevention of this problem. The drug enforcement administration was fairly new in the early 1970s, but started right away in capturing many drug traffickers. On January of 1974, the DEA

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I was a 25 year veteran, highly decorated international deep coveragent, who witnessed, first hand, how the CIA, State Department and the Departmentof Justice teamed up to kill every major international drug case I was involved in, forpolitical and economic reasons. At the same time our politicians and bureaucrats lied tothe American people and taxed them hundreds of billions of dollars to fight drugs. I was awitness to the highest kind of treason imaginable committed by our government's covertagencies, politicians and bureaucrats, against their own people. After my brother, aheroin addict for 25 years, committed suicide and my son, a highly decorated New YorkCity police officer was killed by crack addicts during a holdup, I had experienced enough. Idecided I would use whatever talents God gave me and training the government gave me,against the criminals responsible for the immense and deadly fraud known as "The War onDrugs." You can read the truth in my books, my articles and hear it on my radio show-

Mike Levine 


Michael Levine & Laura Kavanau-LevineTHE EXPERT WITNESS radio showMarch 24, 1998As an ex DEA agent I found the complete lack of coverage by mainstream media of what I saw last night during the congressional hearings into CIA Drug Trafficking, onCNN both depressing and frightening.I sat gape-mouthed as I heard the CIA Inspector General, testify that there has existed asecret agreement between CIA and the Justice Department, wherein "during the years1982 to 1995, CIA did not have to report the drug trafficking its assets did to the JusticeDepartment." (This is the agreement, by the way, that lead directly to events described

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