Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Where is Rafael Caro Quintero?

Rafael Caro Quintero, the vicious Mexican drug boss who was behind the abduction, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena and his Mexican associate in 1985, has now disappeared after his sudden release from prison based upon a questionable court decision.

Mexico is now faced with the task of tracking down Caro Quintero should they be able to challenge this decision by a Mexican court. That is no easy task based on their experiences with other drug lords.

Make no mistake; this whole case is a blot on Mexico. Mexican police who were supposed to be Camarena's colleagues were involved in his murder and their hands were also dirty in allowing Caro Quintero to board a plane to Costa Rica in spite of the pleas of DEA agents who were present at the airport. Nothing less should be expected of Mexico than to successfully appeal this decision and return Caro Quintero to prison-or capture him and send him the the US.

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