Drug king Rafael Caro Quintero arrested, US wants extradition

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The United States wants the extradition of drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero, arrested yesterday in Mexico. This was stated by the secretary of justice American Merrick Garland, thanking the Mexican authorities for capturing the drug king.

On the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list

Quintero was arrested by the Mexican marines. The drug king is accused of killing American Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena in 1985. A murder for which Caro Quintero was sentenced to 40 years in prison but served only 28 years. In 2013 in fact he was suddenly released from prison by a Mexican judge for “administrative reasons.” From 2018 Caro Quintero was on the list of “most wanted” by the FBI, which had placed a $ 20 million bounty for his capture. a few days ago the visit of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the White House, where he was received by Joe Biden.

Caro Quintero’s drug trafficking

Caro Quintero was one of the largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and marijuana to the United States in the 1970s. In 1984 a raid on one of his marijuana plantations caused him to lose significant income, inflicting a severe blow to his empire. Caro Quintero had blamed Camarena for the raid. In 1985 he decided to ‘take revenge’: he had him kidnapped not far from the American consulate in Guadalajara and tortured him for a few days. The body of the agent of the Goddess was found a month after his death.