Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LOS ANGELES - Oct 08, 2020 - In this explosive tell-all, highly decorated DEA agent Hector Berrellez reveals his lifelong career in law enforcement and his leading role in one of the most pivotal investigations in the history of federal law enforcement: Operation Leyenda, which sought the truth about DEA Agent Enrique Camarena’s death at the hands of cartels, as featured in Amazon’s four-part docuseries also titled The Last Narc. In his memoir, Berrellez peels back the layers of myth and propaganda surrounding the case that fed a conspiracy stretching all the way up to Washington, D.C. Tiller Russell, the docuseries’ director, said, “Hector Berrellez is a stone warrior, whose astonishing life story took him from the barrios of Tucson to the killing fields of Mexico and the halls of power in D.C. and into the heart of darkness of the most notorious murder in the history of the Drug War. He survived gunfights, assassination attempts and a deep state conspiracy. The fact that he lived to tell the tale is nothing short of miraculous.”
The horrific murder of Camarena was the match that ignited the tinderbox of the War on Drugs. Over 30 years later, the case still pulses in international political quarters. It remains the subject of folk songs and it has been adapted into modern-day pop culture through the globally successful Netflix series Narcos: Mexico. What has so far remained unknown about the tragic event are Berrellez’s stunning discoveries.
About the Author: After being deployed as a combat field medic during the Vietnam War, Berrellez became a police officer in Tucson where he was quickly tapped to work undercover for the drug unit. His success busting a Mexican drug dealer got the attention of the DEA, where he put his skills to use nabbing even bigger dealers in Los Angeles amidst the backdrop of the War on Drugs. After 10 successful years at the DEA, he was assigned to Guadalajara, Mexico, ground zero for what would be the biggest turf war in the history of the drug trade and where he experienced unspeakable corruption. His unparalleled skill as a narc led DEA leadership to put him in charge of the investigation into Camarena’s death. For his work, Berrellez was awarded the prestigious U.S. Attorney’s Award for Heroism and the Medal of Valor from the Federal Bar Association and received multiple commendations from federal law enforcement’s top administrators.
The book is available on Amazon as an eBook and Paperback. It is a #1 New Release in Amazon’s Biographies of Law Enforcement category and appears under Amazon’s Noteworthy Kindle Books.
Hector Berrellez is available for press.
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