Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
Within the Violent Crime Section, designated Assistant U.S. Attorneys work as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) in investigating and prosecuting drug cases and drug-related offenses which involve major illegal drug importation and distributions organizations. Initiated by President Ronald Reagan in 1982, OCDETF combines the resources of various agencies within the Department of Justice ( U.S. Attorney’s Office, DEA, FBI, ATF, the U.S. Marshal Service) the Department of Homeland Security (ICE, the U.S. Coast Guard), the Treasury Department (IRS Criminal Investigation Division) and divides them into several regional Task Forces in order to combat the largest national and international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and to significantly reduce the illicit drug supply in the United States. The District of New Hampshire is part of the New England OCDETF, and has three prosecutors assigned to OCDETF work.