The Battle Against Transnational Crime with Anthony Stephen Malone

    Aug 9, 2023

    In this gripping episode of The Opioid Matrix with Michael Brown, we continue our insightful conversation with former intelligence agent and author, Anthony Stephen Malone.  Join us for an eye-opening exploration of the global fight against transnational organized crime, as we delve into the realms of human trafficking and the growing militarization of drug cartels.

    Anthony sheds light on the urgent need to confront the evolving strategies employed by cartels and highlights their alarming connection to harboring and assisting known terrorists.

    Join us as we navigate through these complex issues, seeking solutions to combat the ever-evolving world of transnational crime.  Discover the courage and determination required to confront these challenges head-on, as we strive to dismantle the sinister networks that perpetuate human suffering and drug-related crises.

    In this episode, we will discuss: 

    • Worldwide human trafficking
    • The sophistication of modern drug smuggling tactics
    • International money laundering empowering cartels
    • The will to stop drug cartels




    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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