Rafael Caro Quintero is known as the “narco of drug traffickers” and also a notorious drug lord who was on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list.

Rafael Caro Quintero
FILE – 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. Caro-Quintero has been captured by Mexican forces nearly a decade after walking out of a Mexican prison and returning to drug trafficking, an official with Mexico’s navy confirmed Friday, July 15, 2022. (FBI via AP, File)

Rafael Caro Quintero is considered to be the founder of the Guadalajara cartel:

Rafael Caro Quintero has been taken into custody by the Mexican Navy, he is considered to be the founder of the Guadalajara cartel by Mexican Authorities. He has been accused of trafficking heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

Rafael Caro Quintero is assumed to be in his 60s, he is wanted for reportedly kidnap and planning to murder by the US authorities under Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in 1985. Mexican authorities took a raid on Caro Quintero’s 2,500-acre marijuana farm in 1984. For taking revenge Caro Quintero kidnapped and murdered Camarena Salazar.

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Rafael Caro Quintero was sent on a trial in the DEA justice system:

All the events that occurred then were shown in “Narcos: Mexico”, the Netflix drama series. Rafael Caro Quintero was in prison in Mexico for kidnapping and murdering, he spent 28 years there and later was released in 2013 on a technicality. The decision was later revoked by Mexican Supreme Court. According to the FBI reports, as the senior leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Caro gets back to drug trafficking.

Rafael Caro Quintero

On Friday, Merrick Garland, the US Attorney General said that the US will try to take instant extradition of Rafael Caro Quintero so he can be sent on a trial in the DEA justice system, for defending Special Agent Camarena’s death.

For arresting Rafael Caro Quintero US Authorities have put a reward on him:

Garland said, “There is no hiding place for anyone who kidnaps, tortures, and murders American law enforcement.”

As per the Drug Enforcement Administration, Caro Quintero has said before that the attempt to take him under arrest was “misplaced vengeance”– “conveniently rewriting history.” For arresting Rafael Caro Quintero US Authorities announced a reward of $20 Million in 2018. David Bowdich the FBI Deputy Director once said at a news conference that Caro Quintero is to be considered one of the Mexican godfathers of drug trafficking.

Rafael Caro Quintero
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