Video Archive

The Museum hosts a variety of programs and events that captivate domestic and international audiences. Artifact talks, memorials, and interviews with special guests are only some of the videos you can explore in this interactive archive.

Trade-Based Money Laundering: The Next Frontier

John Cassara, former intelligence officer and Treasury Special Agent, gives an overview of trade-based money laundering and value transfer.

Inside the Golden Triangle: Opium to Coffee in northern Thailand

MR Disnadda Diskul “Khun Chai,” Secretary General of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation, discusses sustainable development and education efforts for the local hill tribe villagers.

The Kingpin Strategy: Did It Work and Is It Still Relevant?

An esteemed panel explores the what, why, and how of the Kingpin Strategy.

General Oscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo, Director General of the Colombian National Police

DEA bids farewell to General Oscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo who retires as Director General of the Colombian National Police after a 35-year career.

Gone to Ground: Tunneling into America

Special Agent Michael Eschimi, Executive Assistant to DEA’s Deputy Administrator and Chief of Operations, tells the story of the discovery of the first Mexico/U.S. cross-border tunnel found after September 11th, 2001, and the courageous Mexican law enforcement agents who risked their lives to help make it happen.

Deadly Chemistry: The Rise of Synthetic Drugs

Dr. Ruben Baler, Health Scientist, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), talks about psychoactive substances’ chemistry and behavioral pharmacology.

An Overview of the El Paso Intelligence Center

L.D. Villalobos, DEA Section Chief, Research and Analysis, EPIC, and Carlos Almengor, Customs and Border Patrol Assistant Chief Patrol Agent, discuss the inner workings of this vital component to DEA.

The Intelligence Division’s Role in Tracing the Rise and Fall of the Colombian Cartels

Supervisory Intelligence Analysts Craig Estancona, Ben Sanborn, Jay Cliff, and Pat Kerner provide a history of the formation of the violent Medellin Cartel and the more “businesslike” Cali Cartel as well as the role of DEA Intelligence in targeting and dismantling these groups.


Richard P. Bly, Retired DEA Special Agent/Deputy Assistant Administrator for Investigative Intelligence, speaks on the 1984 Tranquilandia operation.

Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Awareness Day

Sue Webber Brown and Holly Dye discuss founding the National Drug Endangered Child Training and Advocacy Center as well as the who, what, and where of a drug endangered child.