The functions of the Drug Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA) as stipulated in the Drug Control and Enforcement Act, 2015 shall be to define, promote, coordinate and implement all measures geared towards control of drugs, drug abuse and trafficking in drugs, especially to:
i.Implement the provisions of international conventions, bilateral and multilateral agreements on control of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
ii.Develop and implement a national plan of action for drug control;
iii.Develop guidelines for addressing drug problem and its consequences to the general public;
iv.Update and adapt drug control laws and regulations;
v.Promote the prevention of drug abuse and trafficking including education, dissemination of information to the general public and other drug initiatives;
vi.Take measures to combat drug trafficking including arrest, search, seize and investigate on drug related matters;
vii.Prevent, detect and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical, commercial and scientific needs;
viii.Establish a viable data collection and analysis system at the national level on drug abuse and drug trafficking;
ix.Promote and ensuring international cooperation in drug control measures;
x.Undertake, support and coordinate research on drug related issues;
xi.Sensitize and mobilize the community to participate in the fight against drug abuse and trafficking; and
xii.Train personnel dealing with control of drug abuse, trafficking, money laundering and chemical precursors.
xiii. Conduct forensic investigation.