Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cartel Kingpin Rafael Caro‐Quintero added to FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’

Drug cartel leader Rafael Caro‐Quintero is wanted for his involvement in the 1985 killing of 37-year-old DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena Salazar. Officials are offering a $20 million reward for information that leads to the capture and arrest of Caro-Quintero.

Caro‐Quintero is regarded as one of the Mexican “godfathers” of drug trafficking who helped form the Guadalajara Cartel in the late 1970s. He became one of the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana to the U.S. He was in charge of the cartel in Costa Rica and the U.S./Mexico border. Camerena’s murder followed a November 1984 raid by Mexican authorities of a 2,500-acre marijuana plantation owned by Caro‐Quintero. Caro‐Quintero — who goes by the nickname “Rafa” — has never been found. He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information can call the FBI at (800) 225‐5324, or leave a tip online at