Asset Forfeiture


DEA Law Enforcement: Asset Forfeiture

Asset forfeiture is a tool in our country’s battle against drug abuse, helping to shut down “pill mills” and stop rogue doctors and pharmacists, as well as dealers.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) uses forfeiture to attack the financial structure of drug trafficking and money laundering groups worldwide, from the lowly courier carrying cash or drugs to the top levels of drug cartels. Forfeiture, particularly civil forfeiture is very effective against drug crimes committed for profit. 

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