James Kuykendall

Born and raised in South Texas, James Kuykendall was a U.S. Border Patrol agent at the age of 21.He later spent several years matching wits with drug traffickers on the Texas/Mexican border as a U.S. Customs investigator and Drug Enforcement Administration agent, then had tours of duty in Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador, Houston and Guadalajara, Mexico before retiring as the agent-in-charge of the DEA office in Laredo, Texas. Since retirement he has done private investigations in Texas and Mexico, risk consulting in Panama and security work in Hermosillo, Mexico. Presently owns a real estate appraisal business in Laredo, Texas, where he resides and, most recently, was a consultant with the Narcos-Mexico television series.

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