DEA agents to give insight on infamous drug lord

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena will offer insight into Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest and most violent drug lords in history on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

On Tuesday Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m., The Center for Student Engagement is sponsoring ‘The True Story of Pablo Escobar: Steve Murphy + Javier Pena’ in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

Due to the Netflix show ‘Narcos,’ infamous Pablo Escobar has resurfaced as a prominent pop-culture figure, even 24 years after his death.

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena were assigned as the lead investigators to target Escobar, one of the wealthiest, most violent and most notorious drug lords in history. On Tuesday, they will offer insight into their efforts to bring down Escobar and his organization and the challenges they faced in often hostile environments.

Admission is free for opted-in students. Tickets are $5 for general public and students who opted-out of the Student Services and Program fee. There will also be a Q&A session following the lecture.


Featured Image by Nima Kasraie, obtained through Creative Commons

Edited by Kaitlin Flippo