Battling Drug Smuggling and Protecting Local Communities with Lt Olivarez

    Jul 12, 2023

    In this thought-provoking installment, we shed light on the collateral victims of the devastating fentanyl crisis and expose the criminals who prey on migrants.  Join us for this eye-opening conversation with Lieutenant Christopher Olivarez, the spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Lieutenant Olivarez offers a stark and unfiltered look into the reality of drug smuggling at the U.S.-Mexican border.

    Prepare to confront the challenges faced by law enforcement in their relentless war on drugs.  Gain insights into the shocking involvement of legitimate pharmacies in narco-trafficking, uncovering a dark underbelly that undermines public safety and exacerbates the crisis.

    Join us as we navigate the treacherous landscape where drug smuggling intertwines with the fates of innocent lives.  Together, let's forge a path toward understanding and explore the urgent need for comprehensive solutions in this ongoing battle against the opioid crisis.

    Join us as we discuss: 

    • The dark realities of drug smuggling at the U.S. border
    • Criminals who prey on migrants
    • The collateral victims of the fentanyl crisis


    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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