Mexico Captures Drug Lord Rafael Caro Quintero, Convicted in Killing of DEA Agent


MEXICO CITY—An elite unit of Mexico’s navy captured drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who had been launched by a Mexican decide in 2013 after serving 28 years in jail for the killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, Mexican officers stated Friday.

Mr. Caro Quintero, 69 years outdated, was convicted of the kidnapping, torture and killing of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. He was sentenced to 40 years in jail for the crime that roiled bilateral relations between the U.S. and Mexico. Angered by Mr. Camarena’s disappearance, the U.S. briefly closed down the border with Mexico.


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