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    Rafael Caro Quintero Portrayed In ‘Narcos: Mexico’ As A Deadly Drug Lord Captured After A Lengthy Manhunt

    The drug lord, Rafael Caro Quintero portrayed in ‘Narcos: Mexico’ by Tenoch Huerta is finally captured after a long manhunt. He was a co-founder of the Guadalajara cartel along with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. He was also responsible for the killing of agent Kiki Camarena.

    His arrest after so many years brought a great victory for U.S. law enforcement. However, there were some casualties during his arrest which was very unfortunate. U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland also released a statement after his arrest.

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    How Was Rafael Caro Quintero Arrested?

    Rafael Caro Quintero
    Rafael Caro Quintero is put behind bars

    Rafael Caro Quintero is one of the FBI’s most wanted criminals. He has a $20 million bounty over his head by the State Department’s Narcotics Rewards Program. He is known as the “Narco of Narcos”. The man was responsible for co-founding the Guadalajara cartel in Mexico in the 1980s. He and his men were put behind bars in 1985 for kidnapping, torture, and murder of U.S. DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who he blamed for the raid on his marijuana plantation.

    Quintero served 28 years behind bars and was finally freed by a Mexican judge on a technicality in 2013. Then he became a member of the Sinaloa Cartel. On Friday the man was arrested by a search team with the help of a dog named Max. According to the Mexican officials he was hiding in San Simon in Sinaloa, Mexico. But unfortunately, 14 members of Mexico’s navy lost their lives. One more sustained a severe injury after the Blackhawk helicopter crashed.

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Releases A Statement

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland
    U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland released a statement on Friday to mark the end of the lengthy manhunt. “There is no hiding place for anyone who kidnaps, tortures, and murders American law enforcement. We are deeply grateful to Mexican authorities for their capture and arrest of Rafael Caro-Quintero,” Garland stated.

    He continued, “Today’s arrest is the culmination of tireless work by DEA and their Mexican partners to bring Caro-Quintero to justice for his alleged crimes, including the torture and execution of DEA Special Agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena. We will be seeking his immediate extradition to the United States so he can be tried for these crimes in the very justice system Special Agent Camarena died defending.”

    He also offered his condolences to the helicopter crash victims. “We join in mourning the 14 Mexican servicemembers who gave their lives in service to their country and extend our condolences to the loved ones they left behind”, he said.

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