Drug Enforcement Administration

Overview

America's frontline soldiers in the battle against illegal drugs are agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In 1973 President Richard Nixon founded the DEA with 1,470 agents and a budget of $74.9 million to fight what he called "an all-out global war on the drug menace." Today the DEA has 5,235 agents, a budget of more than $2.3 billion, and 87 foreign offices around the world. Agents of the DEA fight one of the toughest and most controversial battles in the ongoing war against crime. Drug ...

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Overview

America's frontline soldiers in the battle against illegal drugs are agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In 1973 President Richard Nixon founded the DEA with 1,470 agents and a budget of $74.9 million to fight what he called "an all-out global war on the drug menace." Today the DEA has 5,235 agents, a budget of more than $2.3 billion, and 87 foreign offices around the world. Agents of the DEA fight one of the toughest and most controversial battles in the ongoing war against crime. Drug Enforcement Administration details the numerous fronts in the unit's ever-expanding fight against drug traffickers and describes the tactics used to bring them to justice.

Modern law enforcement agencies fight crime on many levels, from the street to the boardroom to cyberspace. In many ways the history of modern civilization is the history of crime and the battle against it. As society and technology have become more complex and connected, so have criminal enterprises and the police organizations that oppose them. Each book in the Law Enforcement Agencies series traces the evolution of a specific police force or unit from its inception to the present. The series explores the full range of crime fighting tactics in use today, from the cop on the beat to high-tech surveillance and computer forensics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604136418
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Series: Law Enforcement Agencies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Drug Wars 10

2 Reefer Madness 23

3 South of the Border 35

4 Cocaine Cowboys 47

5 Heroin Trails 59

6 Crystal Death 71

2 Blood Money 82

8 Fallen Soldiers 95

Chronology 105

Endnotes 102

Bibliography 121

Further Resources 122

Index 123

About the Author 128

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