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  • 1. The Drug Enforcement Administration By: James Burphy
  • 2. What is it ?
    • An executive agency overseen by the Justice Department
    • Established in 1979 by Richard Nixon through executive order
    • Over 77 offices in 55 countries gathering drug enforcement intelligence
  • 3. Mission Statement
    • To stop the growing, production, and distribution of illegal drugs domestically and internationally.
    • To educate the general public on the dangerous effects of drug abuse and implement policies to help local and state agencies reduce drug trafficking.
  • 4. Strategies
    • Attack oversea producers and pressure countries to join in the international fight against illegal drugs.
    • Harsher criminal penalties for drug dealers and users
    • Just Say No to Drugs Campaign
  • 5. Problems
    • High demand for illegal drugs
    • Limited Resources, Drug Intelligence, and other priorities
    • Sophisticated International Drug Networks and Money Laundering
  • 6. Successes
    • Noriega arrested, Escobar killed, and Medellin cartel heads apprehended
    • Record seizure of 21.5 tons of cocaine in California
    • Teen drug use declines sharply according to Office of National Drug Control Policy in 2003
  • 7. Solutions and Factors
    • Stop drug production in other countries
    • Stop drugs at the border
    • Stop sales of drugs within the U.S.
    • Take money out of the drug game
    • unlikely because of resulting economic collapse
    • can’t because borders too porous
    • too much demand and not enough prisons
    • cartels highly organized with international networks
  • 8. Outlook and Future
    • $65 billion vs. less than $1 billion
    • Reform Needed
    • Still needed and deserve praise