The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), lead by Special Agent Michele M. Leonhart; the first female career law enforcement officer to lead a federal law enforcement organization, is the only single-mission federal agency that is dedicated to the enforcement of the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United State throughout the world.
As of March 2013 the Drug Enforcement Administration has 85 offices in 66 countries around the world and employs more the 9,600 men and women, including nearly 5,000 Special Agents, nearly 600 Diversion Investigators, 800 Intelligence Research Specialists, and 300 Chemists. From FY 2005 through FY 2012, seized about $21.5 billion in revenues, in both drugs and assets, from drug trafficking organization. In 2012 the approximate domestic drug seizures include:
- Cocaine – 79,367 lbs
- Heroin – 2,060 lbs.
- Marijuana – 780,488 lbs.
- Meth – 8,594 lbs.
- Hallucinogens – 17,288,93 lbs. and agents made 30,476 domestic arrest.
The work of the DEA has and continues to disrupted and dismantled major drug trafficking organization and their networks, including those that support the funding of terror by upsetting their financial infrastructures.