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National Law Enforcement Museum Presents Operation Shadow Game: How the DEA Broke the Tijuana Cartel

Witness to History panel discussion series focuses on significant events in law enforcement history, conveyed through the insights of those who witnessed them

April 14, 2016

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Museum will host the Museum's 13th installment of its Witness to History panel discussion series, Operation Shadow Game: How the DEA broke the Tijuana Cartel on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the US Navy Memorial’s Burke Theater.

This evening program includes agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the California Department of Justice who helped take down one of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Arellano-Félix Organization (AFO) was one of the most powerful drug trafficking cartels in Mexico, brutally controlling the drug trade in Tijuana through murder, torture, and extreme violence. The discussion will delve into how the DEA and local law enforcement fought to stop the Arellano-Félix family and take down the cartel.

What:

National Law Enforcement Museum
Witness to History Panel Discussion Series
Operation Shadow Game: How the DEA broke the Tijuana Cartel

When:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Reception at 6:00 pm
Program from 7:00-8:30 pm

Where:

US Naval Heritage Center
Burke Theater
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Metro: Green/Yellow Line to Archives

Panelists:

Agent Manuel Castañón, DEA San Diego Division
Agent Stephen Duncan, California Department of Justice
Agent Alan Hargrove, DEA San Diego Division (ret.)
Agent Juan Martinez, DEA Tijuana Resident Office

Moderator:

Dr. Nathan Jones
Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Department at Sam Houston
State University

NOTE: Media representatives planning to cover this event are requested to register, in advance, by contacting  Jaclyn Barrientes at JBarrientes@nleomf.org or (202) 737-7989. Please provide your name and affiliation. Photo ID is required to access the building.

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About the National Law Enforcement Museum
A project of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech interactive exhibits, comprehensive collection of artifacts, extensive resources for research, and diverse educational programming. The Memorial Fund’s mission is to tell the story of American law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.

Jaclyn Barrientes
jbarrientes@nleomf.org
(202) 737-7989