Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld

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Date(s) - 06/07/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Guilford Township Building

Hosted by:  Plainfield Police Department

Flyer:  2017 Patron Saints

Presented by Robert Almonte

Robert Almonte was appointed by President Barack Obama as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas in 2010 where he served for six years.  Under his leadership, the Western District of Texas was one of the top Districts in the United States Marshals Service in arrests of dangerous fugitives.  He had previously retired from the El Paso, Texas Police Department after 25 years of service. He spent the majority of his career in narcotics investigations and retired as a Deputy Chief in 2003.

Drug and human traffickers, gang members, and others involve the spiritual world in their trade for protection from law enforcement.  This intensive course will include information on various legitimate and illegitimate saints and icons used by criminals.

Instructor Robert Almonte has visited several shrines, in Mexico and the United States, erected in homage to the “drug saints” and will  display photos and video as well as paraphernalia that drug traffickers may have had in their possession.  The presence of drug saints, spirits, images, icons, statutes, etc. may be overlooked by law enforcement.  Mr. Almonte’s course serves to educate and alert law enforcement officials to their significance, thereby enhancing officer safety.  Robert has testified in State and Federal Court on drug trafficking cases involving various icons being used by drug traffickers.

This unique course is extremely beneficial to law enforcement officers, correction officers, probation and parole officers, and crime analysts in all parts of the country who may encounter images, icons, statutes, and other items during or pursuant to an investigation.  Several significant arrests, as well as drug and money seizures throughout the country, have been attributed to this course and are discussed during the presentation.

Course Warning:  Extremely Graphic


Bookings are closed for this event.