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DEA Presentation

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

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