history of red ribbon week

imageRed Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping, torture and brutal murder of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique “KiKi” Camarena in 1985. ¬†Agent Camarena had been working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico for over four years. His effects led to a trip that resulted in the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation in Chihuahua, Mexico. The successful eradication of this and other drug production operations angered leaders of several drug cartles who sought revenge. As a result they murdered key informants and then on February 7, 1985, they kidnapped Agent Camarena and his pilot Captain Alfredo Zavala-Avelar ( taken separately on the same day ).





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