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Mexico Orders Release Of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena's Killer

Published August 09, 2013
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  • The undated file photo distributed by the Mexican government shows Rafael Caro Quintero, considered the grandfather of Mexican drug trafficking. A Mexican court has ordered the release of Caro Quintero after 28 years in prison for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena, a brutal murder that marked a low-point in U.S.-Mexico relations. (AP Photo/File)
Mexico City - A Mexican court on Friday ordered the release of infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero after his conviction for killing a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent was overturned.
Caro Quintero had spent 28 years in prison for the killing. The decision to toss his conviction marked a low point in U.S.-Mexico relations.
The court threw out Caro Quintero's 40-year sentence for the murder of Enrique Camarena, a former DEA agent who was working undercover in Mexico when he was abducted and tortured, after ruling Caro Quintero was improperly tried in a federal court for a crime that should have been treated as a state offense.
A court official who was not authorized to speak on the record said that Caro Quintero would be released because he had already served his time on other charges.

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/08/09/mexico-overturns-conviction-drug-kingpin-caro-quintero/#ixzz2bWW3Naqb
 

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Can't release/pardon a dead man...
 

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Agents shocked as cartel boss involved in torture death of DEA colleague slips away

By Barnini Chakraborty
Published August 27, 2013
FoxNews.com
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Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero is shown behind bars in this undated file photo.Reuters

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WASHINGTON - Mexican and U.S. authorities are scrambling to find a 60-year-old former drug lord -- who was behind the brutal killing of an American agent nearly two decades ago -- following his recent, and unexpected, release from a Mexican prison.

Rafael Caro Quintero walked out of Jalisco State prison shortly after midnight on Aug. 9 -- a free man on a legal technicality, a decision which drew international condemnation and which the White House warns could lead to the release of other drug criminals in Mexico.
Security guards were assigned to follow Quintero after his release, but the former cartel boss was able to shake them after only 10 minutes, a source familiar with the events told FoxNews.com.
As both governments now try to figure out a way to re-apprehend and detain Quintero, outrage continues to build in the U.S., with current and former federal drug agents vowing to seek justice. The turn of events already threatens to deeply damage ties between the U.S. and Mexico. Attorney General Eric Holder has contacted his Mexican counterparts about the release, the Justice Department confirmed to FoxNews.com this week.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/27/drug-agents-shocked-release/?test=latestnews#ixzz2dG7zYmxV
 
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Unreal! A tragic case. I just happened to recently watch the TV movie based on this case, again on DVD.

He'll be captured in a few years somewhere in Massachusetts with four EBT cards and a MA driver's license.

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