Andrew Fahie was detained in a sting operation on charges of cocaine smuggling and money laundering.
The U.S.-trained unit was disbanded by Mexico after years of corruption and controversy.
As the overdose crisis rages, access to methadone and buprenorphine remains hindered by bureaucracy and stigma.
Videos of the scene show heavily armed gunmen and a voice over a megaphone saying in English, “DEA operation, everybody back up and stand down.”
Rogelio Portillo Jaramillo, a member of the Mexican president's MORENA party, denied the allegations to VICE World News.
Millionaire Marty Tibbitts died in 2018. The DEA said he was at the center of a vast criminal conspiracy involving cocaine, submarines, and cash.
The new rules promise to limit agencies such as the DEA in Mexico, and to be one of the first diplomatic headaches for President-elect Joe Biden when he takes office.
A new proposal could drastically alter cooperation between the two countries on drugs and security.
The DEA cancelled its contract with Venntel, which obtains granular location data from ordinary apps and sells access to law enforcement agencies.
A cache of documents shared with Motherboard show much broader interest from the U.S. government in using malware in criminal investigations.
Vince Ramos wanted Phantom Secure to be the Uber of privacy-focused, luxury-branded phones—flood the market with devices, and sort out the law later. Then the FBI investigated him.