Definition of the Drug Enforcement Administration from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Drug Enforcement Administration

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(abbreviation the DEA)
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an organization established in 1973 to see that US drug laws are obeyed. It is part of the US Department of Justice. The DEA especially tries to stop drugs entering the country. It works closely with the FBI, which was given a similar task in 1982, and with the US Customs Service and the United States Coast Guard.