Narcotics Agents belong to the Narcotics Control Department of Regional Bureaus of Health and Welfare of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
The Japanese territory is divided into nine areas. Accordingly there are nine offices and three branch offices of Narcotics Control Department throughout the nation.
The Agents perform their duties as competent special judicial police officials under the Criminal Procedure Law.
To realize a wholesome society free from drug abuse, Narcotics Agents are engaged in a wide variety of activities.