Rafael Caro-Quintero has been detained in Mexico, sources told ABC News.

Mexican drug kingpin Rafael Caro-Quintero, wanted in the 1985 killing of a U.S. anti-narcotics agent, has been detained in Mexico, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News Friday evening.

Caro-Quintero, the former leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, has been wanted over his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. Camarena’s capture and torture were dramatized in the Netflix show “Narcos.”

Caro-Quintero has been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list since 2018. In addition to the kidnapping and murder of a federal agent, he was wanted for violent crimes in aid of racketeering, among other alleged federal violations.

The FBI was offering a $20 million reward for information leading to his arrest or capture and warned that he should be considered “armed and extremely 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 allegedly is involved in the Sinaloa Cartel and the Caro-Quintero Drug Trafficking Organization in the region of Badiraguato in Sinaloa, Mexico, the FBI said.

PHOTO: This image released by the FBI shows the wanted poster for Rafael Caro-Quintero, who was behind the killing of a U.S. DEA agent in 1985.
This image released by the FBI shows the wanted poster for Rafael Caro-Quintero, who was behind the killing of a U.S. DEA agent in 1985.
FBI via AP

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Caro-Quintero would be extradited to the United States.

Word of the capture comes just days after President Joe Biden met with his Mexican counterpart in Washington, D.C.

Mexican President Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been loath to go after cartel leaders because, he has said, he is more interested in reducing violence in Mexico.

By Admins

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bionica Shoes | Tory Burch Canada | Kate Spade Canada | Double-H Boots | Wolverine Canada | Born Shoes Canada | OOfos Shoes | Xero Shoes Canada | Belleville Boots | Brunt Boots | Tony Lama Boots | Royer Boots | LOWA Boots | Vivobarefoot Shoes | Roper Boots | Maguire Shoes | Adams Shoes | Olukai Canada | Vionic Shoes | Hoka Shoes Canada | Taos Shoes | Lane Boots | Nobull Sneakers | Beis Canada | Brahmin Bags | Beis Luggage | Coach Outlet | Hunter Boots Canada | Samsonite Canada | Resistol Hat | DeMellier Bag | Rieker Canada | Keds Shoes |