Feb 18, 2021
Retired agent Richard "Rich" Garcia served in the FBI for 25 years. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Rich Garcia reviews his Group 1 Undercover Operation (UCO), where agents set up a bogus company to sell beepers, cell phones, shortwave radios, and other high-technology devices to Colombian drug smugglers transporting shipping drugs from Central and South America to the United States. The case, code-named "Cat-Com" for Catch Communications, resulted in charges against 93 alleged drug traffickers, including the leaders of three distribution networks.
Rich Garcia was a street agent in the Dallas, San Juan, and Miami Divisions. He held management level positions at FBIHQ, Washington Field Office, and the El Paso and Houston Divisions. He retired as the Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office.
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