This image shows the FBI’s wanted poster for Rafael Caro Quintero, a Mexican drug kingpin convicted in the 1985 killing of a DEA agent in Mexico. He was mistakenly released from a Mexican prison in 2013 while serving a 40-year sentence for the kidnapping and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena Salazar. Photo: FBI via AP.
MEXICO CITY – In the wee hours of August 9 2013, Rafael Caro Quintero walked free from a Mexican prison while serving a 40-year prison sentence for the torture and murder of a DEA agent.
The shocking early release of the drug lord, targeted for extradition by U.S. law enforcement, has been a sore point for years between the two neighboring countries, but according to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday, the release was “legal.”
Caro Quintero spent 27 years behind bars in Mexico for his role in the 1985 murder of Drug Enforcement…