by Chivis Martínez for Borderland Beat
Therefore, prison authorities at the state prison in El Salto, Jalisco, determined that he would be released, he left the prison at dawn, hours before the court ruling was made public.
Caro Quintero ordered Camarena kidnapped, tortured and killed, purportedly
because he was angry about a raid on a 220-acre (89-hectare) marijuana
plantation in central Mexico named "Rancho Bufalo" which was seized by Mexican authorities due to at
Caro Quintero was born in La Noria, Badiraguato, Sinaloa. Quintero was a co-founder, with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo,, of the Guadalajara Cartel and Sonora Cartel. Upon the cartels' disintegration, its leaders were incorporated mostly into the Tijuana cartel and Sinaloa Cartel.
Camarena (at left) was kidnapped, in Guadalajara, the capital city of Jalisco and a major drug trafficking hub. His body and that of his Mexican pilot, both reflecting signs of extreme torture, were found a month later, buried in shallow graves.
Camarena was subjected to some of the worse known methods of torture in drug war history. A physician was forced to revive Camarena when he was on the brink of death to subject the agent to further torture.
In June of this year the US Government placed sanctions on those involved in the Camarena murder, including Caro Quintero.
Caro Quintero faces charges in the United States, but Mexico's Attorney General's Office said it was unclear whether there was a current extradition request.
Apparently, the U.S. had requested his extradition for the Camarena killing — something Caro Quintero can't be tried twice for — but may not have filed extradition requests for pending U.S. drug charges.
Video is from the Camarena Legacy Foundation-In the video his family speak about Kiki's life and the murder, his oldest son was only 11 years old at the time of his father's death.
In a statement by Adam Szubin, Director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, he said "Caro Quintero has used a network of family members and front persons to invest his fortune into ostensibly legitimate companies and real estate projects in the city of Guadalajara". Caro Quintero has spent almost his entire sentence at a prison on the outskirts of that city, Mexico's second-largest city.
Ernesto Fonseca "Don Neto"
"He is serving his sentence, is not out of prison," prison spokesperson said.