In 1986, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began an aggressive campaign of targeted and aggressive enforcement of federal drug laws, the War on Drugs.
This effort culminated in the DEA’s enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act in 1994.
In that year, the DEA issued more than 5 million federal indictments and more than 100,000 civil forfeitures, and over 3 million convictions for drug offenses.
Drug War criminals used these enforcement tactics to terrorize drug dealers and their families, and to keep the people who used drugs at home and their communities in fear.
The DEA’s aggressive drug war efforts were a direct consequence of the drug war’s success.
The War on Drug has been a key factor in the continued spread of the Black Death pandemic.
The Drug War has been instrumental in creating the conditions for the spread of infectious diseases like AIDS, HIV, and hepatitis.
In addition to the drug violence that accompanies the drug wars, there has been an enormous surge in violent crime and the creation of criminal gangs across the country.
In the last several years, a steady flow of young people from poor, inner-city communities have joined the drug trade, contributing to a large-scale surge in crime and gang activity.
The surge in violence has been especially evident in major urban areas.
In Baltimore, for example, more than 50 percent of the homicide victims between 2005 and 2016 were African American, compared to 5 percent of white homicide victims.
There have been dramatic increases in gang violence and homicides in some cities.
In New York City, homicides increased by more than 80 percent between 2008 and 2016, and in Chicago, by nearly 80 percent.
Many of these homicides have been committed by young men of color.
According to a 2016 report by the Brennan Center for Justice, “Black males, who constitute nearly 20 percent of New York’s youth population, are disproportionately represented in gang-related homicides, with more than half of the black male gang members who are murdered being young black males under the age of 30.”
The War On Drugs has also been instrumental to the creation and spread of criminal cartels.
Between 2004 and 2015, the number of Mexican-based drug cartels in the United States increased by nearly 100 percent, and their presence has made them the most lucrative criminal organizations in the world.
In 2014, a cartel member in the US named Guadalupe Garcia Zarate was sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison for smuggling drugs into the United Kingdom.
He was released in March 2017.
In March 2018, a Mexican cartel member named Guillermo Barrera was arrested by federal authorities in Florida after he allegedly attempted to buy cocaine from a US Border Patrol agent.
Barrera had been living in the Chicago area since 2013, when he moved to the city to work as a drug courier.
He reportedly made over $40,000 a month selling cocaine.
Over the years, Barrera and his criminal associates have been involved in many other high-profile cases, including the murder of two federal agents in California in 2016.
Barreras son, Miguel Vidal, was recently sentenced to life in prison in connection with the murder in Florida.
A criminal mastermind who has been connected to a number of other high profile cases, and who had previously been involved with a number a drug cartel, has been arrested and charged with murder in the 2016 shooting of two FBI agents at the FBI offices in Phoenix.
In February 2018, in the aftermath of the death of an officer at the New York Police Department, President Donald Trump announced that he was suspending the use of federal funds for the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
In the OIG’s mission to investigate and hold accountable government agencies for misconduct, the OGE has long been involved both in investigating and prosecuting the drug cartels and the gang members that are responsible for the violent acts that occur in the drug market.
President Trump has also asked the Attorney General to review the OOG’s drug policy and recommend changes.
The OIG is currently investigating whether the Department of Justice has adequately implemented the drug-war-era prohibition on the sale and possession of certain drugs, and whether it has made effective use of its resources to ensure that its law enforcement resources are properly focused on drug trafficking and not other criminal activity.
In April 2018, the DOJ announced that it would begin to divest from a variety of entities that have been a part of the War On Drug.
In 2016, the Department proposed a series of divestments totaling more than $200 million, including investments in hedge funds and law firms.
The proposed divestments were a response to the Department’s efforts to make changes to its policies and procedures.
As part of these divestments, the Government also proposed to reduce its involvement in the Drug War.
In 2020, President Trump signed Executive Order 13526, which called for the removal of the Department from all federal enforcement of existing federal drug law and regulations, and for the establishment of a Drug Policy Task Force to study and develop policy changes