The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) is an independent component of the U.S. Department of Justice.  Established in 1982, OCDETF is the keystone of the Attorney General’s strategy to reduce the availability of illicit narcotics throughout the United States using a prosecutor-led, multi-agency approach to combat transnational organized crime. 

OCDETF agents and prosecutors nationwide handle complex investigations and prosecutions of the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, and other priority transnational criminal organizations that threaten the citizens of the United States.  OCDETF facilitates joint operations by focusing its partner agencies on priority targets, by managing and coordinating multi-agency efforts, and by leveraging intelligence across multiple investigative platforms. 

The OCDETF member agencies are:

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Department of Labor

State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Updated October 21, 2019

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