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Central America is utilized as a mid-point storage and transit region for drugs being transported to Mexico and/or the United States. Drug trafficking organizations and criminal groups located in Mexico are the predominant smugglers, transporters, and wholesale distributors of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, and Mexico-produced heroin in the United States.

DEA offices located in Mexico and the Central America Region combat the aggressive methods of operations used by the various regional drug trafficking organizations (DTO) by conducting bilateral investigations with foreign counterparts, providing investigative assistance and leads to DEA domestic offices and other agencies, providing training and technical equipment to host nation participants to initiate and carry out complex criminal investigations, providing assistance in developing drug control laws and regulations, and providing training and material support to foreign law enforcement counterparts.

The DEA is represented in Canada at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and at the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver. DEA is the single point-of-contact for drug and drug money-laundering investigations overseas. DEA’s role in Canada is to coordinate international drug-trafficking investigations between the United States and Canadian law enforcement. In addition to illicit narcotics and the laundering of proceeds, DEA also investigates the diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals as well as precursor chemicals needed to manufacture illicit drugs. Both DEA offices in Canada work with Canadians on a full complement of cases while ensuring that our activities are in keeping with Canadian laws and existing agreements.

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

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

Belmopan 501-233-3857

Guatemala City 502-311-4389-6560/8563

Managua 505-268-2148

Mexico City 52-555-080-2600
Guadalajara 523-825-3064
Hermosillo 52-662-217-4715
Ciudad Juarez 52-656-611-1179
Matamoros 52-868-812-4568
Mazatlan 51-669-982-1775/1659/6300
Merida 52-999-925-5764/5742/8013
Monterrey 528-18-340-1299
Nogales 52-631-311-8200
Nuevo Laredo 52-867-714-7538
Tijuana 526-646-22-7452

Ottawa 613-238-5633
Vancouver 604-694-7711

Panama City 507-225-9685/4494

Costa Rica
San Jose 506-220-2433-2434

El Salvador
San Salvador 503-278-6005

Tegucigalpa 504-236-6780
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