Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) was a predecessor agency of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It was formed as a subsidiary of the United States Department of Justice in 1968, combining the Bureau of Narcotics (from the United States Department of the Treasury) and Bureau of Drug Abuse Control (from the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Food and Drug Administration) into one agency.

In 1971 the BNDD was composed of 1,500 agents and had a budget of some $43 million (which was more than fourteen times the size of the budget of the former Bureau of Narcotics). [ [http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/history/aof/aof11.html The Narcotics Business:John Ingersoll's Version] ]

In January 1971 the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, Richard Helms, approved a program of "covert recruitment and security clearance support to BNDD", on request of the BNDD director, John Ingersoll.cite web |url= http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB222/family_jewels_pt1_ocr.pdf |title= CIA's "Family Jewels" - Part 1 |pages=p.29 |accessdate=2008-06-16 |publisher= Central Intelligence Agency] [cite web |url= http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/history/deahistory_01.htm |title= DEA History Book 1970 - 1975 |accessdate=2008-06-16 |publisher=Drug Enforcement Administration |quote= John E. Ingersoll served as Director of the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) from 1968 until 1973. ] Ingersoll suspected widespread corruption among BNDD agents, and in December 1970 requested the CIA's assistance in rooting it out.cite web |url= http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB222/family_jewels_pt1_ocr.pdf |title= CIA's "Family Jewels" - Part 1 |pages=p.62 |accessdate=2008-06-16 |publisher= Central Intelligence Agency ]

In 1973, the BNDD was merged into the newly formed DEA.

See also

* List of United States federal law enforcement agencies

References

External links

* [http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/agency/genealogy.htm Genealogy] , DEA History.


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