Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, will join Zapata County and City officials at a ceremony honoring United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena. The ceremony will include the unveiling of a bust of Special Agent Camarena, which will be located at the Zapata County Courthouse Rotunda.
Special Agent Camarena served as an undercover DEA agent from 1974 to 1985 and was responsible for infiltrating and successfully disrupting several drug trafficking operations. In 1985 he was kidnapped and killed while serving as an undercover agent. Each October thousands of schools and communities celebrate Special Agent Camarena's memory and demonstrate their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle by observing Red Ribbon Week.