In our cases, we usually work closely with the Drug Enforcement Administration and through working groups against organized crime and the fight against drugs across the country. The FBI is the main law enforcement agency of the United States Government, responsible for enforcing more than 200 categories of federal laws. The DEA is a single-mission agency charged with enforcing drug laws. The ATF primarily enforces federal firearms laws and investigates fires and bombings.
The FBI works closely with both agencies in cases where our jurisdictions overlap. In short, guided by intelligence, the DEA and the FBI are working diligently on both sides of the border to stop the flow of illicit drugs and help the government of Mexico (GOM) to end the power and impunity of drug cartels. Certain isolated incidents in the United States, such as the torture by a Mexican trafficker of a Dominican drug user in Atlanta, are frightening, but they do not represent a drastic change from the violence that has always been associated with drug trafficking. Efforts to work with foreign law enforcement counterparts to address organizations that benefit from global drug trafficking.
The BA has been linked to drug trafficking, prostitution, extortion, assaults, murder and the retail sale of drugs obtained by Mexican OTD. Much of the risk of violence spreading is represented by traffickers from younger generations, whose approach to drug trafficking is less rational and for-profit than that of their “elders”, or by multinational street and prison gangs that work together with Mexican cartels as agents and distributors of drugs at the street level. So just killing a Darknet drug dealer could have the same effect as wiping out a traditional mid-level drug trafficking organization. Law enforcement and intelligence services are also collaborating to stop the flow of large amounts of money and weapons to the south and, at the same time, work to maintain the interruption of drug transport routes to the north.
The United States collaborates with Mexican law enforcement agencies to provide information, training and equipment that will allow Mexican authorities to investigate, capture and prosecute members of the most dangerous and powerful drug cartels in Mexico. Government interests in Mexico or the United States and actions that are characteristic of violent drug culture, such as the murder of a person who has a drug debt to the organization. The DEA has 83 offices in 62 countries and works with host governments to assess drug threats, gather information, attack major drug trafficking organizations (DTO) and, in coordination with the State Department, help host governments develop comprehensive anti-narcotics strategies.