MEXICO CITY — Infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who was the one responsible for the murder of an U.S. DEA agent in 1985, was nabbed by Mexican forces more than 10 years after escaping of an Mexican prison and then resuming drug trafficking an official from Mexico’s navy confirmed on Friday.
The source was not permitted to speak to the public, and he agreed to confirm the event only if it was not cited by name. The details of the incident were available at the time of publication.
A appeals court ruled against Caro Quintero’s conviction, but the Supreme Court upheld the sentence. The sentence was already too harsh then, and Caro Quintero was exiled in a waiting car.
He was listed on the FBI’s list of most wanted with a 20 million bounty for the capture under the Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program. He was included on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted lists in the year 2018.
Caro Quintero was one of the main sources of cocaine, heroin, along with marijuana in the United States in the late 1970s. He blamed Camarena for an attack on the marijuana plantation in the year 1984. The year 1985 was the time Camarena was abducted in Guadalajara according to reports of Caro Quintero. The body of his tortured victim was discovered within a month.
The DEA has not yet made a comment.