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.

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.

Prescription Diversion and Abuse: An Update

In honor of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sponsored by DEA, Special Agent Robert L. Hill speaks about the current issues surrounding prescription drug misuse, recent DEA operations against traffickers, and how this fast growing segment of drugs are misused.

Attacking America: 1979 Fury in Iran, Rescue in Pakistan

Randy Sayles, a DEA agent who was trapped in the American Embassy in Pakistan attacked on November 21, 1979, tells the horrifying story of fear, reaction, survival, and eventual escape of those involved.

DEA in Afghanistan: The Early Years

Retired Special Agent Chuck Carter provides insight into the inner workings of DEA in southwest Asia.

DEA’s Fast Units in Afghanistan

A review of the Foreign-Deployed Advisory and Support Teams (FAST), or the enforcement arm of DEA’s Afghan Campaign Plan and Drug Flow Attack Strategy (DFAS).

Overview of DEA Activities in Afghanistan

Calvin Bond, DEA Staff Coordinator, returned from Afghanistan to offer insights into DEA’s activities in the country and the current drug trafficking situation.

The Science of Marijuana: Just the Facts

Susan Weiss, Ph.D., Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), highlights what we know and what we don’t about marijuana’s effects on the brain and the body.