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Mexico arrests historic drug smuggler Caro Quintero, wanted by the US

historical drug dealer Mexican Raphael caro quinteroOne of the United States’ ten most wanted men accused of the 1985 death of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, was caught in Mexico, the Navy reported this Friday.

caro quinteroThe 69-year-old and one of the leaders of the extinct Guadalajara cartel was arrested by marines in the city of Choix, in the north-west of the country, in the state of Sinaloa, the agency said in a statement.

The Navy said Capo was detained for extradition purposes. The Attorney General’s Office said in a statement that caro quintero He will later be transferred to the Altiplano prison in the central state of Mexico to be heard before a judge.

reward for drug dealer 20 million dollars. Nemesio Oseguera, leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (10 million), has the highest for a United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Mexican criminal, surpassing active capos such as “El Mencho”.

Capo was captured in 1985 for ordering the murder of Camarena and sentenced to 40 years in prison, which he was serving in a Mexican prison, but was released on legal technicalities in August 2013.

Following his release, the United States government sought to hold him for extradition purposes on charges of kidnapping and murder of a federal agent, violent crimes, possession and distribution of cocaine and marijuana.

This Friday the Justice Department of that country welcomed the arrest.

“Today’s arrest is the culmination of the work of the DEA and its Mexican partners. caro quintero brought to justice for their crimes,” the department said in a statement.

“We will demand his immediate extradition so that these crimes can be tried in the same justice system defended by Agent Camarena’s death,” he said.

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In 1984, Mexican authorities confiscated a 2,500-acre marijuana plantation belonging to caro quintero,

According to the US Department of Justice, the Guadalajara cartel blamed Camarena for the seizure.

A year later, Camarena was tortured and killed after spending four years infiltrating the cartel.

In an interview with the weekly Proceso in 2016, while he was a fugitive, caro quintero He refused to order the Camarena massacre.

He said, “I never talked about this case, this is the first time (…). I didn’t kidnap her, I didn’t torture her and I didn’t kill her.”

At the time, Capo also said that he just wanted to “live in peace” after many years in drug trafficking: “The only thing I’m looking for is peace and I apologize to Mexican society for my mistakes.” I ask.”

caro quintero He was born in Badiraguato in the state of Sinaloa in 1952, the birthplace of other drug lords such as Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who is currently serving a life sentence in the United States.

During the 1970s, he founded the Guadalajara Cartel together with Capos Miguel ngel Félix Gallardo and Ernesto Fonseca Carillo.

Felix Gallardo, 76, has been in prison since 1989, while Ernesto Fonseca, 91, is under house arrest because of his age and health problems.

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