Rafael Caro Quintero
Details around the crash of a military helicopter close to where Rafael Caro Quintero was arrested in Sinaloa remain murky, and the U.S and Mexico can't agree on whether the U.S. helped efforts to net the most-wanted drug boss.
Caro Quintero—a founder of the Guadalajara Cartel and famous for his massive weed plantations—was taken into custody again after being released from a Mexican prison in 2013.
The attack in Caborca, Sonora, went on for hours and left two dead and five others kidnapped.
President AMLO said Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, who is deaf and blind in one eye and now confined to a wheelchair, could be freed if “justified.”
The legendary Mexican drug lord denied killing DEA agent "Kiki" Camarena, repeatedly apologized to the US government, and refuted reports that he is currently heading an assault on territory controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
Diana Espinoza Aguila met Mexican drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero in prison, where he was serving a 40-year prison sentence for the murder of a DEA agent. His early release in 2013 caused an uproar in the US.
US and Mexican authorities reportedly teamed up to arrest two dozen high-level cartel members in the Mexican state of Sonora along the border with Arizona.
The DEA's list of wanted drug lords is out of date after the capture of the infamous Mexican trafficker — so we made our own.
Leading analysts and critics of the US-backed drug war in Mexico say that the arrest of the world's most wanted drug lord means little to the actual street-level drug market on America’s streets or to levels of violence in Mexico.
Critics say the recent revolving door for 25-year-old Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez is a stark example of the Mexican justice system's corruption and ineptitude.