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Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms, and Lasers

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngFor the location of their regional office, see BADTFL regional office.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms, and Lasers or BADTFL was a law enforcement organization before the Great War.[1]


The organization was responsible for the investigation of ownership of illicit objects and substances.[2][3] The group was involved in preventing and apprehending those engaged in gun rings.[4]

Duchess, an Appalachian drug kingpin, was able to utilize their contacts within the agency to deal with Gerald Whitehead, a corrupt police officer who attempted to take their territory by way of intimidation.[5] The BADTFL was actively involved in the investigation of Eddie Winter, known as Operation Winter's End.[6]



The BADTFL is mentioned in the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide.[Pub 1]


The BADTFL is mentioned in Fallout 4 and in Fallout 76.

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  1. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-17: "Combat Armor is advanced personal armor for the 22nd century police officer or military grunt. This is about the best armor a Vault Dweller is likely to see in their lifetime. Combat Armor is highly effective against most types of damage, is light weight (for it’s protective value), and is, unfortunately, not available without a special permit. Interested parties should contact the BADTFL office near them."
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