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image by Joe McMillan, 8 December 2001
A white flag with the agency logo centered.
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) "is a United States federal law
enforcement agency under the United States Department of Justice. It was
established on July 1, 1973, by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973. It proposed
the creation of a single federal agency to enforce the federal drug laws as well
as consolidate and coordinate the government's drug control activities. Congress
accepted the proposal, as they were concerned with the growing availability of
drugs. As a result, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD,
established by § 3 of the Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1968, submitted to
Congress on February 7, 1968 and effective April 8, 1968, as a subsidiary of the
United States Department of Justice, combining the Bureau of Narcotics) from the
United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Drug Abuse Control (BDAC,
established on February 1, 1966 until it was merged in 1968 with the FBN,
Federal Bureau of Narcotics, itself established in the Department of the
Treasury by an Act of June 14, 1930 consolidating the functions of the Federal
Narcotics Control Board and the Narcotic Division; these older bureaus were
established to assume enforcement responsibilities assigned to the Harrison
Narcotics Tax Act, 1914 and the Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act, 1922, aka
"Jones-Miller Act")) from the United States Department of Health, Education, and
Welfare's Food and Drug Administration into one agency; the Office of Drug Abuse
Law Enforcement (ODALE, established in January 1972); the Office of National
Narcotics Intelligence (ONNI, established in August 1972); approximately 600
Special Agents of the Bureau of Customs, Customs Agency Service, and other
federal offices merged to create the DEA.
The mission of the DEA is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and to bring criminal and civil justice systems of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations, and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of and demand for illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets
It has sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing US drug investigations both domestic and abroad."
https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-07/Early%20Years%20p%2012-29%20%281%29.pdf, https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-07/1970-1975%20p%2030-39.pdf, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_Enforcement_Administration, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_of_Narcotics_and_Dangerous_Drugs, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_of_Drug_Abuse_Control,
The variant featured a white background flag, with the DEA's Special Agent Badge (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/8/83/20090612135948%21DEA_badge_C.PNG).
Image cropped image from video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vujOmh0zPh0 at 9:24, in an actual interview with a DEA Special Agent).
For additional information go to DEA (official website): https://www.dea.gov/
Esteban Rivera, 11 February 2019
This is not the official agency flag that I've seen used in formal
presentations and ceremonies.
Dave Fowler, 11 February 2019
image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 February 2011
In a TV interview with once of the agency officials recently I saw a different flag, white with the agency's badge bearing the initials DEA (furled and not entirely visible, so here reproduced only very approximately.
Eugene Ipavec, 12 February 2011