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Brother of drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero arrested in Mexico City


The arrest of Carlos Caro Quintero occurred this Monday afternoon. The capital authorities referred to him as "a member of a criminal group that operates in the north of the country."

Mexico City police arrested Carlos 'N' on Monday, who has been identified in court documents as Carlos Caro Quintero, the probable brother of drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero.

The arrest of Carlos Caro Quintero was first announced by the Secretary of Citizen Security, Omar García Harfuch, who referred to him as "a member of a criminal group that operates in the north of the country."

The newspaper El Universal was the first to confirm the identity of the detainee as the brother of the

Narco de narcos

and leader of the Caborca ​​Cartel, who before his arrest in northern Mexico in 2022 had been one of the most wanted men by justice. for his role in the assassination of anti-narcotics agent Enrique


Camarena in 1985.

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The name of Carlos Caro Quintero appears in the National Registry of Detentions of the Secretary of Citizen Security, where it is indicated that he is still being transferred by the authorities and has not yet entered a prison.

The DEA recruited relatives of Rafael Caro Quintero to plot his capture, says the newspaper

July 24, 202200:26

Carlos Quintero was detained by capital police after they noticed a gray van with covered license plates near the upper-class neighborhood of Lomás de Chapultepec.

As they approached the car, they noticed the driver was carrying a concealed weapon at waist level.

A search of the vehicle revealed that they were also carrying an 8-kilo package of marijuana and several doses of cocaine.

The 61-year-old man will be brought before a judge to determine his process.

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Rafael Caro Quintero was one of the founders of the so-called Guadalajara Cartel and one of the main drug lords in the 1980s that ventured into large-scale marijuana trafficking to the United States.

Until now, the only brother of Rafael who was known to be involved in criminal activities was Miguel Ángel Caro Quintero, who was arrested in Mexico in 2001 and extradited to the United States in 2009, where he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and provided information about the Caborca ​​Cartel. .

After serving a 17-year prison sentence in the United States, Miguel Ángel was released and returned to Mexico, according to the EFE news agency.

Rafael Caro Quintero remains detained in Mexico while an extradition request to the United States is being studied, where he faces charges for Camarena's death.

Source: telemundo

All news articles on 2023-02-07

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