About DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the Federal government's good soldier in the War on Drugs. The agency is charged with enforcing controlled substances laws and regulations in the US; bringing to justice key members of organizations that contribute to drug-trafficking; and supporting non-enforcement programs that reduce the supply and demand for illicit drugs in domestic and international markets. One of the component agencies of the
Department of Justice
, the DEA is also responsible for coordinating drug investigation and eradication efforts at the state, local, federal, and international levels. The DEA has an annual budget of around $2 billion.