The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the lead U.S. Federal agency responsible for narcotics investigations. DEA interacts with host country law enforcement agencies, sharing intelligence and offering law enforcement expertise through training in an effort to combat drug trafficking at all levels. The scope of DEA’s mission includes investigations of narcotic-related asset forfeiture and money laundering cases. DEA maintains close contacts throughout the law enforcement community, and offers assistance to Embassy personnel who require an introduction into that community. DEA also conducts in-country training for host country counterparts, as well as U.S.-based training. The DEA Kuala Lumpur Country Office’s area of responsibility also encompasses East Malaysia.
For more information on the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, you may wish to visit the DEA World Wide Web site at http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/.