Museum Moment: Nowhere to Hide

Museum Moment: Nowhere to Hide

Discover the mysterious and sometimes shocking world of drug smuggling. How do DEA special agents prevent illegal drugs from crossing international boarders? Find out how the sophisticated network of law enforcement personnel work together to implement innovative strategies to detect and halt smuggled drugs.

Other resources:
www.JustThinkTwice.gov
www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.gov
www.DEA.gov/Operation-Engage
www.CampusDrugPrevention.gov

2021 DEA Virtual Memorial Service

Join us for the premiere of the 2021 DEA Virtual Memorial Service.

Every year in May, we pause to recognize the brave men and women of DEA who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our mission—to protect the American people. Today and every day, we honor all those killed in the line of duty. We will never forget them, their loved ones left behind, or the sacrifice they made for America.

Learn more about the DEA Wall of Honor »

You’re invited to DEA’s Virtual Red Ribbon Rally, October 1

The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its annual National Red Ribbon Rally virtually this year. Our virtual rally will premiere on the DEA website on October 1, 2020, and be available to share throughout the month of October.

This year’s Red Ribbon Rally features voices from our community and special guests who represent diverse experiences and perspectives on drug prevention and Red Ribbon activism, including youth performances that celebrate living drug-free. In addition, we will recognize the elementary, middle, and high school winners of the DEA Red Ribbon visual arts contest, and announce the community groups selected to receive DEA’s 2020 Community Drug Prevention Award.

During Red Ribbon Week, young people in communities and schools across the nation pledge to live drug-free by wearing red ribbons and participating in anti-drug events. Red Ribbon Week is also a time to pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, whose tragic murder led to the creation of the Red Ribbon Campaign. He is the man and hero behind the Red Ribbon Campaign. Today, millions of Americans all over the United States continue to wear red ribbons to symbolize their support for a united, drug-free nation.

Tickets are not required. No need to RSVP. Spread the word. Everyone is invited.

Download the invitation

Any questions regarding the virtual rally please email: [email protected]. For more information and resources for Red Ribbon Week please visit: https://www.dea.gov/redribbon

Installation Begins!

Installation of the new DEA Museum exhibit has begun. After a long design process involving teams from a variety of backgrounds, the exhibit is being fabricated and constructed by a skilled crew. Large pieces are going together like a giant puzzle, and decorations are being placed on the walls and ceilings. Take a close look at the feature wallpaper, composed of various drug and paraphernalia images. The gold shapes represent the chemical structures of certain drugs and will be suspended above the heads of visitors walking through the main gallery. Follow us on Facebook for more updates about the renovation process.

2020 DEA Virtual Memorial Service

Every year in May, we pause to recognize the brave men and women of DEA who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our mission—to protect the American people. This year’s memorial is a particularly solemn occasion, as we add the 85th name to our Wall of Honor, that of Task Force Officer Jorge DelRio. Today and every day, we honor TFO DelRio and all those killed in the line of duty. We will never forget them, their loved ones left behind, or the sacrifice they made for America.

Learn more about the DEA Wall of Honor »

Watch 2020 DEA Virtual Memorial Service

Every year in May, we pause to recognize the brave men and women of DEA who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our mission—to protect the American people. This year’s memorial is a particularly solemn occasion, as we add the 85th name to our Wall of Honor, that of Task Force Officer Jorge DelRio. Today and every day, we honor TFO DelRio and all those killed in the line of duty. We will never forget them, their loved ones left behind, or the sacrifice they made for America. Watch Now »

Webcast Replay—Experiences in Fighting Drug Trafficking and Terrorism

Join us for this rare opportunity to watch and hear directly from one of the DEA’s most decorated agents and a renowned international expert on drug trafficking and terrorism. Michael S. Vigil has served around the world; and he has developed several international programs, including “Operation Containment” affecting 25 countries including Afghanistan, and “Centers for Drug Intelligence” a program that allows most countries in the world to share information about illicit drugs. Watch now

Live Stream: Experiences in Fighting Drug Trafficking and Terrorism

Join us for this rare opportunity to watch and hear directly from one of the DEA’s most decorated agents and a renowned international expert on drug trafficking and terrorism. Michael S. Vigil has served around the world; and he has developed several international programs, including “Operation Containment” affecting 25 countries including Afghanistan, and “Centers for Drug Intelligence” a program that allows most countries in the world to share information about illicit drugs.

Michael S. Vigil is a 31-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He served as the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Caribbean and San Diego Divisions.  He was also the Chief of International Operations responsible for all offices worldwide, which included Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. He served in Mexico for 13 years and in Colombia for over 3 years.

Mr. Vigil appears regularly on TV and in the press. He is the author of “DEAL,” a book that recounts his dangerous career as an undercover agent for the DEA, and two novels. Mr. Vigil was born and raised in the Española Valley of New Mexico and graduated from Española High School. He graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a degree in criminology/police science.