Drug Enforcement Task Forces

Drug Task Force

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As a leader in narcotics investigations and enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) participates in key task forces around the country. ICE is committed to strong investigative partnerships with federal, state and local law enforcement.

ICE brings to bear its investigative expertise in money laundering and bulk cash smuggling in the fight against drug trafficking. Knowing where criminals are consolidating cash and how they are transporting it, helps arm law enforcement with critical information needed to halt drug traffickers in their tracks.

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force

High intensity drug trafficking area task forces bring law enforcement agency partners together to combat drug-trafficking crimes in designated areas around the country that have a high concentration of narcotic distribution, transportation, smuggling and other drug-related activities.

ICE participates in 30 of the 32 high intensity drug trafficking area task forces around the country. The task forces are administered by the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, which launched the program in 1990.

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force

ICE participates in organized crime drug enforcement task forces, which were established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multi-level attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. The program identifies, disrupts and dismantles the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.

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