Expert Bob Mazur Reveals Lessons Learned from Arrest of World's Most Wanted Drug Lord

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In light of "El Chapo's" capture, the man who helped bring down Pablo Escobar weighs in.

The recent capture of drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Mexico has renewed interest in the war on drugs and the men and women who work undercover to capture these criminals.

Expert on Money Laundering and Drug Cartels, Bob Mazur helped bring down Pablo Escobar and wrote a book chronicling his time undercover in the Mob. He offers his expertise to discuss this story in detail.

Many journalists are turning to Bob Mazur, the federal investigator and undercover agent who helped bring down Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. "Back then, Escobar was the world's most wanted in the war on drugs," said Mazur, "so many man hours, strategizing and hard work went into capturing him. It's the same type of dedicated work by many men and women in law enforcement that went into capturing Guzman."

Mazur knows the ins and outs of the undercover drug world like few others, having worked as a DEA agent and criminal investigator for the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Customs Service. He experienced firsthand how criminals like Escobar and Guzman rise to power and stay there through massive money laundering operations and drug smuggling networks. His book "The Infiltrator," which chronicles his time inside Colombia’s infamous Medellin cartel, is currently being developed into a major motion picture.

Recently, Mazur spoke to the International Business Times, detailing how international drug cartels and money laundering operations work. In the article, he says it's time the Justice Department turns its focus to the institutions that help keep the money moving. "I was on the ground, I can tell you these cartels deal with highly sophisticated people who manage their financial affairs. Those are the people we need to go after. Why doesn’t the Department of Justice look at the knowledge or relationships between financial institutions and the drug cartel they are proven to have ties to?"

Bob Mazur is available for interviews.

About Bob Mazur
Robert Mazur was a federal agent for 27 years. During 5 years of his career, he was a long-term undercover agent operating in deep cover within the underworld as a high-level money launderer for senior members of Colombian drug cartels. He not only dealt directly with cartel leaders, but also functioned as their conduit to corrupt international bankers around the world. Mr. Mazur's book “The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escabar's Medellin Cartel” chronicles the time he spent undercover. A movie is now being made based on his book. He is court certified in both the U.S. and Canada as an expert in money laundering. Mr. Mazur has been a significant contributor to news and media outlets, including The New York Times, PBS, ABC and NBC.

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