1973 CE
Creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon through an Executive Order in July 1973. The purpose of creating this institution was to establish a single unified command to combat "an all-out global war on the drug menace." When it started, the DEA had 1,470 Special Agents and a budget of less than $75 million. Today, the DEA has nearly 5,000 Special Agents and a budget of $2.02 billion.

Source: DEA History (n.d.). Drug Enforcement Administration. Dea.gov.

Regions: USA (United States of America)
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