Meet Rafael Caro Quintero, a Fugitive Mexican drug lord who was on the FBI’s most-wanted list for the 1985 assassination of a lawyer.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, by Caro Quintero’s lawyers, who demanded that she be arrested or extradited to the United States for kidnapping and killing a special Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico in 1985.
Court papers stated: “The plaintiff is arguing for insolvency because he claims to be over 60 years old, is not retired and has no pension, and because he is a legal refugee, unable to work or do any work Get paid.”
Caro Quintero has been convicted of ordering the murder of Camarena, who went missing on a street in Guadalajara while meeting his wife for lunch. Her body was found a month later with signs of extreme abuse.
Caro Quintero served a 28-year sentence of 40 years before being released from prison in August 2013 on administrative grounds.
His release angered the US government, and within a week a Mexican judge issued a warrant for his arrest, but by then he had already gone underground.
In 2016, U.S. officials said Caro Quintero was still working in the trade and added his wife, Diana Espinoza Salazar, to their drug trafficking list.
The Office of the Treasurer of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) said Espinoza Salazar met the drug trafficker in prison and became an integral part of Caro Quintero’s ongoing operations.
OFAC said Caro Quintero had “continued to be involved in drug trafficking since his release”.
The United States is offering a $ 5m prize for information leading to the arrest of Caro Quintero.
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