The Hunt for Pablo Escobar
Jun 11, 2018
Joe Toft
The Hunt for Pablo Escobar

Joe Toft has close to 30 years of federal law enforcement experience, mostly in a management capacity. Security has always been a priority issue for Joe, especially during his most notorious assignment in Colombia, the most dangerous venue in the world for the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he served as DEA Country Attaché/ Special Agent in Charge from 1988 to 1994. During this time, guerrilla terrorists and drug cartels were a constant threat. Joe’s dramatic stories and pictures of this dangerous time in Colombia, searching for the most notorious drug dealer of our time Pablo Escobar, are truly amazing.

Joe graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965 with a BA degree in Criminology. He worked for United States Customs, on assignments all over the world, from 1965 to 1973. He then served with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from 1973 to 1999. Joe has been the recipient of several awards, including the U.S. Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 1992 and the Colombian National Police Distinguished Service Award in 1993 and 1994. He has appeared in several television shows, been interviewed and consulted with numerous sources on the topic of Pablo Escobar. In his spare time, Joe enjoys physical fitness, and outdoor activities such as hiking, tennis and camping. He is a resident of Reno, Nevada.