On this day in history, in 1973, the Drug Enforcement Administration was established by President Richard Nixon to combat the growing illegal drug trade.
The DEA has 226 offices in the United States and 85 offices in 66 countries around the world.
Almost 10,000 men and women work for the DEA.
From 2005 to 2012, the DEA took away over 21.5 billion in revenue from drug traffickers.
The next DEA National Take Back Initiative is October 26, 2013. Check www.justice.gov/dea on October 1st for disposal sites near you.