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The Search for Pablo Escobar and Other Investigations, During the 1990s South American Drug Wars
Over a quarter of a century ago, the world became intrigued by the exploits and criminal empire of Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar. A few years ago, Escobar's story was revived and brought into the public spotlight by the release of the Netflix docudrama series, Narcos. Our presenter, Ann Arbor native Ken Magee, was a member of the international DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Task Force that searched for and took down Escobar in 1993. Join us as Ken discusses the details of the Escobar story, and the broader narrative of undercover operations, searching for international fugitives, investigating major smuggling organizations, and destroying cocaine laboratories in South American jungles. He will also tell us about capturing a Top-Ten FBI fugitive, working in a diplomatic setting at the American Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, and his views on today’s drug epidemic in the United States. Ken Magee is a highly decorated career law enforcement veteran. He has held numerous duty posts and assignments throughout his career, including Bogota, Columbia (1989 to 1995), and one during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was involved in the investigation of the terrorist bombing at Centennial Olympic Park.