(Caro Quintero is being released)….Rafael Caro Quintero has spent 28 years in a Mexican Prison.
The drug lord was convicted to 40 years in prison for directing the 1985 for the Kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA Special agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. A Mexican court Friday ruled that Caro Quintero had been illegally tried. The Judge ruled that he should have stood trial in a state court and not in a federal court. Camarena, a native of Calexico, and his pilot were allegedly killed because of a raid on a marijuana farm that cost Caro Quintero billions of dollars in possible sales. Known as the grandfather of drug cartels, Caro Quintero was eventually arrested in Costa Rico.