300 Lives a Day: the Perseverance to Save Lives with Derek Maltz

    Jun 15, 2023

    Every single day, 300 Americans lose their lives to drug overdoses.  This is not just a statistic - it's a tragedy that demands our attention.

    In this episode, we hear a passionate conversation with Derek Maltz, who worked as a DEA agent and Director at the Department of Justice for the Special Operations Division and currently serves as Executive Director at PenLink.  Derek shares an inside account of the astonishing evolution of drug cartels into sinister multi-national criminal networks.

    Through their storytelling and wealth of experience, Michael Brown and Derek Maltz deliver a poignant wake-up call, urging us to confront the true depths of this crisis.

    Join us as we discuss:

    • The alliance between the China and the Mexican drug cartels
    • International money laundering and counterintelligence
    • How and why drug trafficking strategies have evolved



    Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.

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    Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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