London, 12 June 2018: The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain hosted a lecture by Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Mr Derek Maltz, on Tuesday, 12th June at the Army and Navy Club in London
Mr Maltz discussed his first-hand experience of dealing with transnational organized crime, including counter-Hezbollah operations, at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. He was in charge of Project Cassandra, an ambitious U.S. led law enforcement campaign launched in 2008 to target drug trafficking by Hezbollah.
Mr Maltz enjoyed a 28-year career in U.S. federal law enforcement, was instrumental in setting up the U.S. Department of Justice’s Transnational Organized Crime Operational Centre, and the Counter Narco-Terrorism Operations Centre within the Special Operations Division which focuses on Global Money Laundering and Terror Finance.
His most informative lecture stressed the importance of intelligence sharing, both between countries and different government departments. He answered many pertinent questions asked by the audience, who consisted of experts on counter-terrorism, diplomats, journalists and members of think-tanks.