Rafael Caro-Quintero has been on police wanted list since 1985 for the killing of a U.S. anti-narcotics agent. At the point when he thought the water has settled down discreetly, Quintero has been captured by the police.
The Mexican drug top dog, has been arrested in Mexico, numerous policing uncovers.
Caro-Quintero, who is the former head of the Guadalajara Cartel, has been wanted over his supposed association in the hijacking and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. Camarena’s arrest and torment were sensationalized in the Netflix show “Narcos.”
The Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered a statement Friday July 15 on the arrest of Caro-Quintero.
“There is no hiding place for anyone who kidnaps, tortures, and murders American law enforcement. We are deeply grateful to Mexican authorities for their capture and arrest of Rafael Caro-Quintero. Today’s arrest is the culmination of tireless work by DEA and their Mexican partners to bring Caro-Quintero to justice for his alleged crimes, including the torture and execution of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. We will be seeking his immediate extradition to the United States so he can be tried for these crimes in the very justice system Special Agent Camarena died defending,” the statement read.
Caro-Quintero has been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list since 2018. Notwithstanding the grabbing and murder of a government agent, he was wanted for violent wrongdoings in support of racketeering, among other claimed bureaucratic violations.
The FBI was offering a $20 million prize for any information prompting his arrest and cautioned that he ought to be considered “armed and very dangerous.”
Caro-Quintero was convicted in Camarena’s murder and had served 28 years of a 40-year sentence before he was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison in 2013 after a Mexican federal judge ruled that he had been improperly tried in federal court, rather than state court.
Caro-Quintero is purportedly associated with the Sinaloa Cartel and the Caro-Quintero Drug Trafficking Organization in the district of Badiraguato in Sinaloa, Mexico, the FBI said.