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MIDDLE EAST REGION

DEA’s Middle East Region is a very large and complex region, with over 40 very diverse countries that are covered by relatively few DEA offices.

The region provides the majority of opium for the heroin consuming world. As such the primary function of these DEA offices is to encourage both bilateral and multilateral cooperation and pursue a regional approach to combating opiates and other regional drug threats. DEA offices work closely with regional and other international counterparts to identify and target major traffickers, to include their organizations, their assets, and their links to terrorism, and obtain the strategic and tactical intelligence necessary to be successful. DEA offices in the region also focus on the flow of precursor chemicals used for heroin and synthetic drug production in the region. Special Agents identify and seize clandestine laboratories that produce heroin, MDMA, and amphetamines.

Additionally, personnel from each of these offices conduct regular liaison visits to countries in their area of responsibility where DEA does not maintain a constant presence to enhance opportunities for cooperation and intelligence sharing.

For more information about a particular country, visit the CIA World Factbook.

Area of Responsibility
Country(s)/Resident Office(s) Contact Information

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey
Ankara, Turkey 90-312-468-6136
Istanbul, Turkey 90-212-335-9179
Sofia, Bulgaria  

Greece, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania
Athens, Greece 302-10-643-4328

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 971-4-311-6220

Russia
Moscow, Russia 7-095-728-5218

Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka
New Delhi, India 91-11-419-8495/8533/ 8059/8409/ 8046

Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
Nicosia, Cyprus 357-22-777-086

Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Almaty, Kazakhstan 7-777-017-37-58
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan  
Dushanbe, Tajikistan 992-37-229-2807
Tashkent, Uzbekistan 998-71-140-2421
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