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“Manhunt: Kill or Capture”
Wednesday, August 19 at 10/9c on American Heroes Channel
The manhunt continues for Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, following his shocking escape from a maximum security prison on July 11. While authorities work to bring El Chapo back into custody, American Heroes Channel puts his latest prison break into context, recounting how he rose to infamy and earned a reputation for running from the law.
Known as the Godfather of crystal meth, drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s drug empire left a trail of carnage in Mexico and turned American cities into powder kegs. With millions of dollars and plenty of places to hide, he quickly became America’s public enemy number one. On the job, DEA agents tell the story behind the legendary “Operation Gargoyle,” giving viewers get an inside look at what it takes to bring down one of the world’s most ruthless and elusive targets.
Gilberto Gonzalez is a retired DEA Special Agent with 24 years of experience working across the United States, Mexico and South America. During his time at the DEA’s Los Angeles bureau, Gonzalez worked major money laundering investigations as both a case agent and an undercover agent. He also worked in San Antonio, El Paso, and Guadalajara focused on cases of drug trafficking. In 1998, Gonzalez received the DEA Administrator's Award of Valor and in 2007 he received the National Drug Enforcement Officers Association Award of Valor. Currently he serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Narcotic Officers Association.
Mike Vigil is a 30-year veteran of the DEA and retired at the Senior Executive Service level. Additionally, he served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Caribbean and San Diego Divisions and as the Chief of International Operations managing all DEA offices worldwide. Vigil was the recipient of the National Association Police Organizations “Top Cop” Award, which is the most prestigious in law enforcement. He was also recently made an honorary General by the government of Afghanistan and received awards and honors from several foreign governments.
Joe Bond is a seasoned Law Enforcement and Security Professional with more than two decades of global experience in criminal investigations, drug enforcement, narco-terrorism, and a proven record of success in intelligence operations, program development and implementation. Bond is a strong leader and accomplished investigator who utilizes his firm understanding of cultural dynamics and foreign protocols to quickly acclimate to new settings. He is known as an expert team builder adept at coordinating multi-country operations and leading diverse, multi-cultural staff.