Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
The Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) is the lead drug enforcement agency in California, providing leadership, coordination and support to local and regional law enforcement agencies to combat drugs, illegal weapons and violent crime in the state.
Established in 1927, BNE is the oldest narcotic enforcement bureau in the United States. BNE programs target major drug dealers, violent career criminals, clandestine drug manufacturers and violators of prescription drug laws. (2002 Drug Seizure Statistics)
BNE carries out its responsibilities through its headquarters office in Sacramento and nine regional offices in the cities of Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Redding, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. In addition, 37 regional narcotic task forces are operated by the Bureau.