Drug Enforcement Administration

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Map of the 21 DEA domestic field divisions: 1. Chicago, 2. Detroit, 3. Atlanta, 4. Dallas, 5. Denver, 6. Boston, 7. El Paso, 8. Houston, 9. Los Angeles, 10. Miami, 11. Newark, 12. New Orleans, 13. New York, 14. Philadelphia, 15. Phoenix, 16. San Diego, 17. San Francisco, 18. Seattle, 19. St. Louis, 20. Caribbean (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 21. Washington, D.C.
DEA agents escort Colombian drug lord Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela after his extradition to the United States in 2005.
DEA Aviation Division logo
DEA agents in MultiCam uniform burning hashish seized in Operation Albatross in Afghanistan, 2007
Two DEA agents in a shoot house exercise
"Operation Somalia Express" was an 18-month investigation that included the coordinated takedown of a 44-member international narcotics-trafficking organization responsible for smuggling more than 25 tons of khat from the Horn of Africa to the United States.
People protesting medical marijuana raids

United States federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Justice tasked with combating drug trafficking and distribution within the U.S. It is the lead agency for domestic enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act, sharing concurrent jurisdiction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Federal agencies often work with each other and with local law enforcement during official events, such as presidential visits to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Pictured are members of the US Secret Service, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Federal law enforcement in the United States

The federal government of the United States empowers a wide range of law enforcement agencies to maintain law and public order related to matters affecting the country as a whole.

The federal government of the United States empowers a wide range of law enforcement agencies to maintain law and public order related to matters affecting the country as a whole.

Federal agencies often work with each other and with local law enforcement during official events, such as presidential visits to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Pictured are members of the US Secret Service, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
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CBP Officers and Border Patrol Agents at a ceremony in 2007
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An FBI agent at a crime scene
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A Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police (BEP) patrol car.
Two IRS-CI Special Agents conducting a search
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2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility belonging to the US Postal Police, NYC

It has handled most law enforcement duties at the federal level and includes the United States Marshals Service (USMS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and others.

FBI Academy

Federal Bureau of Investigation's law enforcement training and research center near the town of Quantico in Stafford County, Virginia.

Federal Bureau of Investigation's law enforcement training and research center near the town of Quantico in Stafford County, Virginia.

In addition to training new FBI agents at the facility, the Training Division also instructs special agents, intelligence analysts, law enforcement officers, Drug Enforcement Administration agents, and foreign partners.

The Capital Marine Detachment, Marine Corps League, presents the 32nd annual USMC Enlisted Awards Parade and Presentation at MCB Quantico in 2014

Marine Corps Base Quantico

United States Marine Corps installation located near Triangle, Virginia, covering nearly 55148 acres of southern Prince William County, Virginia, northern Stafford County, and southeastern Fauquier County.

United States Marine Corps installation located near Triangle, Virginia, covering nearly 55148 acres of southern Prince William County, Virginia, northern Stafford County, and southeastern Fauquier County.

The Capital Marine Detachment, Marine Corps League, presents the 32nd annual USMC Enlisted Awards Parade and Presentation at MCB Quantico in 2014
The former logo of MCB Quantico
Marine Corps Memorial at the front gate of MCB Quantico

The FBI Academy, the principal research and training facility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the principal training facility for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are also located on the base.

Quantico, Virginia

Town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States.

Town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States.

The base is the site of the HMX-1 presidential helicopter squadron, the FBI Academy, the FBI Laboratory, the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, the Officer Candidates School, The Basic School, The United States Drug Enforcement Administration training academy, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters.

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1977

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building

United States federal government complex located at 200 N.W. 5th Street in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

United States federal government complex located at 200 N.W. 5th Street in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1977
Murrah Building during the recovery effort
The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was one of the deadliest acts of terrorism in American history.
Murrah Building during the cleanup and demolition operation

By the 1990s, the building contained regional offices for the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United States Secret Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs vocational rehabilitation counseling center, the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).

U.S. Food and Drug Administration agents inspect packages for illegal drug shipments at an international mail facility in New York

Controlled Substances Act

Statute establishing federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use, and distribution of certain substances is regulated.

Statute establishing federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use, and distribution of certain substances is regulated.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration agents inspect packages for illegal drug shipments at an international mail facility in New York

Two federal agencies, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), determine which substances are added to or removed from the various schedules, although the statute passed by Congress created the initial listing.

The Bureau of Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs directly preceded the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

The Bureau of Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs directly preceded the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) was a bureau within the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and a predecessor agency of the modern Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building two days after the bombing, viewed from across the adjacent parking lot

Oklahoma City bombing

Domestic terrorist truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, on April 19, 1995.

Domestic terrorist truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, on April 19, 1995.

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building two days after the bombing, viewed from across the adjacent parking lot
McVeigh and Nichols cited the federal government's actions against the Branch Davidian compound in the 1993 Waco siege (shown above) as a reason why they perpetrated the Oklahoma City bombing.
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building as it appeared before its destruction
McVeigh's movement in the Ryder truck (red dashed line) and escape on foot (blue dashed line) on the day of the bombing
An aerial view, looking from the north, of the destruction
FBI sketch (left) and McVeigh (right).
McVeigh about to exit the Perry, Oklahoma, courthouse on April 21, 1995
Floor-by-floor diagram detailing the location of the victims in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
U.S. Air Force personnel and firefighters removing rubble in the rescue attempt
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building is demolished on May 23, 1995, over a month after the incident. The bomb was housed in a Ryder truck similar to the one visible in the lower left of the photograph.
Bill Clinton's notes for address to the Oklahoma City bombing victims on April 23, 1995
Charles Porter's photograph of firefighter Chris Fields holding the dying infant Baylee Almon won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1996.
Rescue Team 5 remembers the victims who died in the bombing.
The site of the building after it was demolished, three months after the bombing

McVeigh's criterion for attack sites was that the target should house at least two of three federal law enforcement agencies: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Domestic law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice.

Domestic law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice.

The seal of the ATF when it was a part of the U.S. treasury department.
Initial flag of ATF as part of the U.S. Department of Justice; the Latin scroll was later replaced with one bearing the agency's name.
ATF investigators display weapons seized for violations of the Gun Control Act

McVeigh's criterion for attack sites was that the target should house at least two of three federal law enforcement agencies: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

El Paso, Texas

City in and the county seat of El Paso County in the far southwestern part of the U.S. state of Texas.

City in and the county seat of El Paso County in the far southwestern part of the U.S. state of Texas.

El Paso, c. 1880
Map of the city in 1886
Downtown El Paso in 1908
Mesa Avenue, the heart of El Paso, Texas (postcard, c. 1917)
General Pershing's punitive expedition camp near the border, El Paso, Texas (postcard, c. 1916): Franklin Mountains, left-to-right (i.e., south-to-north) are: Ranger Peak, Sugarloaf Mountain, and part of South Franklin Mountain
False-color satellite image of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez: Paved streets and buildings appear in varying shades of blue-gray, and red indicates vegetation.
El Paso is on the US–Mexico border.
The Rio Grande in west El Paso, near New Mexico state line
El Paso's upper valley in northwest El Paso
Historic home at Kern Place
WestStar Tower
Wells Fargo Plaza
Helen of Troy Limited corporate office
El Paso products treemap, 2020
Great River Raft Race held annually on the Rio Grande in El Paso's upper valley
Cleveland Square in downtown El Paso is where many of the festivals are held annually.
Viva! El Paso performance at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
Plaza Theater at night
El Paso Museum of Archaeology, diorama shows Cueva de la Olla (cave of the pot – a large pot-shaped storage container for grain), Paquimé, Sierra Madre of Chihuahua
Asia exhibit entrance at the El Paso Zoo
Aerial view of Sun Bowl Stadium and Kidd Field
Don Haskins Center at the UTEP campus
The Wyler Aerial Tramway in the Franklin Mountains is the only commercial tramway in the state of Texas.
Bouldering on North Mountain at Hueco Tanks
The Contemplative Garden at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
UTEP's College of Engineering building
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine within Texas Tech University HSC at El Paso's campus
El Paso Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of the Americas
Hotel Bristol and the Union Depot at El Paso, Texas (postcard, c. 1912)
Airport Security Concourse at the El Paso International Airport
IH-10–US-54 Interchange
The Bridge of the Americas as seen from El Paso, Texas, in June 2016

Also headquartered in El Paso are the Drug Enforcement Administration domestic field division 7, El Paso Intelligence Center, Joint Task Force North, United States Border Patrol El Paso Sector, and U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Group.