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The Ups and Downs of The Drug enforcement Agency in the U.S.

The Drug enforcement Agency commonly referred to as Drug enforcement Administration (DEA) is an agency under the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for combating smuggling and the use of drugs and substance within the states. It works inline with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). It is responsible for pursuing U.S. drug investigations locally and abroad. Having been established on July 1, 1973, this agency has passed and enforced several federal drug laws within the state. With a very well defined Hierarchy of leadership, headed by an Administrator whose appointment by the U.S. president is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, DEA holds a very reputable position in the government. In fact it has more than 11,000 employees. The question however, would be, do they carry out their mandate effectively? Is the U.S. and it's citizens safe from illegal drugs consumption, drug trafficking and drug related crimes?



It is a well known fact that probably big urban centers such as San Francisco, New Orleans and Baltimore are the worst hit with drug related problems. However, even upcoming communities such as Española, a tiny city in rural Rio, Arriba county, are faced with huge drug battles. This tiny community suffers huge unemployment and high drug related deaths. Drug abuse ad overdose continues to consume cities across the nation. By the way, this is not a problem among the poor or unemployed citizens only, no! The entertainment industry is continually giving surprising stories of filthy rich celebrities drowning their wealth in drug addiction. The most recent scandal being Whitney Huston's daughter - Bobbi Kristina Brown. Though she denies these allegations, it is not surprising since this is a commonly occurring trend anyway. So when does DEA get into action? Probably when a whole city is put in the lime light by the media over excessive drug abuse...

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