U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is a component of the United States Department of Justice. Our mission is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations involved in the growing, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States, and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
In Afghanistan, DEA provides substantial cooperation and assistance to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in support of its narcotics investigations, operations, and capacity building throughout the country. Working together, DEA, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) and the Counter Narcotics Police – Afghanistan (CNP-A), target major narcotics trafficking organizations that support the insurgency, corrupt officials involved in narcotics trafficking and illicit finance.
The CNP-A was created in 2005 and has since established a presence in every province in Afghanistan and in the capital. CNP-A is the premier drug enforcement agency in the country, bringing counter-narcotics investigative and tactical expertise to the fight against the illegal drug trade. Several small subunits of the CNP-A have been established to provide specialized training.
In support of CNP-A, DEA mentors and trains the Afghan National Interdiction Unit (NIU) and the Sensitive Investigative Unit (SIU). The NIU is a tactical enforcement unit, conducting counter narcotics law enforcement operations in the field. The Afghan government’s SIU conducts investigations.
Documents and Web Pages:
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Home Page: http://www.dea.gov
Telephone:  (0)700-107-111
Fax: None – Please scan and e-mail any necessary documents to us.
Kabul is 9½ hours ahead of EST; 8½ hours ahead of EDT.
Drug Enforcement Administration
APO, AE 09806 (USA)
Local Address in Kabul:
Great Massoud Road
Wazir Akbar Khan (neighborhood)