This week on The Balanced Voice, we sit down with Derek Pots, Executive Producer of the new Deep Water Productions Film, Narco Sub. In this action-packed film, Derek and his team depict an American named Bruce Stryker. Bruce ultimately assisted the Columbian Cartel in delivering their inventory into United States to keep his family safe. This film presented our team with two critical questions: What lengths would YOU go to in order to keep your family safe, and should Hollywood turn very serious topics like crime into action packed films?
Derek Potts is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has been a court appointed leader in some of the largest complex litigations of the past decade (source: @pottslawfirm). He is the Founder of Potts Law Firm, Potts Family Foundation, and Deep Water Productions. In his many professional and creative endeavors, his dedication to law and justice is evident. He continually seeks to use his talents and resources to help others and bring awareness to critical safety issues.
Plot: The Colombian cartel runs a mission through Mexico to deliver cocaine into the United States while holding two young hostages. Their plan is exposed when a former Navy SEAL helps the DEA and Border Patrol rescue the two girls. When the cartel leader hears word of their capture, he plans to kidnap the former Navy man's family in return for his help with their next shipment. This time in a submarine. It is up to Bruce Stryker to help the cartel deliver their inventory into the United States in order to get his family back. Written by Deepwater Productions. (source: IMDB)
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Release Date: TBD
Resources: How Does this affect the community?
Watch: National Law Enforcement Museum panel discussion examines the stories told by the DEA agents who took down the Tijuana Cartel.
Read: 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment
The 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) is a comprehensive strategic assessment of the threat posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of both licit and illicit drugs. The report combines federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement reporting; public health data; open source reporting; and intelligence from other government agencies to determine which substances and criminal organizations represent the greatest threat to the United States.
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