Friday, October 25, 2019

US government seeks forfeiture of Mexican real estate purchased by Rafael Caro Quintero

Chivis Martinez and MX Borderland Beat from DOJ Press Release

From Alan Feuer:

United States Seeks Forfeiture of Real Estate in Mexico Purchased by Cartel Leader Rafael Caro Quintero with Proceeds of His Drug Trafficking Organization.

Defendant Was Previously Indicted in the Eastern District of New York for Leading a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Conspiring to Murder DEA Special Agent Enrique Kiki” Camarena.

A civil complaint against eight real properties located in and around Guadalajara, Mexico was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn.  The properties described in the complaint are alleged to have been purchased by Rafael Caro Quintero with drug proceeds obtained through his
leadership of the Caro Quintero drug trafficking organization, a faction of the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Ray Donovan, Special Agent-in-Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division (DEA), announced the complaint.

“Today’s efforts to seize properties Caro Quintero purchased with blood money reaped from the drug trafficking, addiction and violence he sowed in the United States and Mexico is just the latest step in our pursuit of justice,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue.  “We will never forget that Caro Quintero is responsible for the murder of Special Agent KiKi Camarena and he now faces a stark choice between the only available endings - an American prison or a Mexican grave, and now is the time to choose.”  Mr. Donoghue extended his grateful appreciation to the DEA New York Division Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Strike Force, as well as the DEA Raleigh Resident Office and DEA Mexico City Country Office for their assistance with the case. 

 “The atrocities of Rafael Caro Quintero are not forgotten, and the history of the terror that he has inflicted serves as a constant reminder to the DEA that we will never stop the pursuit for justice,” stated DEA Special Agent-in-Charge Donovan.  “We are proud to show the world, with the unsealing of this civil complaint, that DEA’s commitment to uncover Caro Quintero’s infrastructure and criminal associates is unwavering. DEA will never forget. We will not relent.”

According to the forfeiture complaint, between January 1980 and March 2015, the Caro Quintero drug trafficking organization was involved in the transportation of multi-ton quantities of marijuana, multi-kilogram quantities of methamphetamine and multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine from Mexico to the United States.  As part of its investigation, law enforcement learned that Caro Quintero used proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics to purchase real estate in and around his home area of Guadalajara.  Caro Quintero allegedly placed the properties in the names of family members to conceal his ownership of the properties and use of illegal proceeds to purchase them, and to prevent Mexican authorities from seizing them.

Caro Quintero is a fugitive from several indictments in the United States, and is on the FBI’s list of “Ten Most Wanted” criminals.  In April 2018, an indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Caro Quintero with leading a continuing criminal enterprise and other crimes, including his participation in the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.  A $20 million reward provided by the United States Department of State is being offered for information leading to his capture. 

The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brendan G. King of the Office’s Asset Forfeiture Unit, and Gina M. Parlovecchio, Michael P. Robotti, Erin Reid and Patricia E. Notopoulos of the Office’s International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section.

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59 comments:

  1. Is that even legal? If that's the case, can Mexico go into the U.S and do the same?

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    1. Thank you. Smarten up Mexico

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    2. Mexican banks can forclose on us property.

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    3. USA asking stupid stuff. Mexico should not agree.

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    4. North American Union

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    5. Mexico should put Mexico first. Pleasing the US isn’t in Mexico’s interest

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    6. @4:22 of course it is. The difficult thing would be to enforce it, but in this case it is all about politics and making waves to put pressure on the Mex gov to pursue RCQ.

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    7. I look at the USA as a parent with two children. First one is Canada who gets straight A’s and the second one is handicap and needs constant care and that is Mexico.

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    8. 4:22 of coarse mexico can and it is legal . Last year in federal court in San Antonio the USA convicted a person for murders he committed in Mexico

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    9. 6:21 Any american can be tried for murder committed in other countries

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    10. 6:21 He wasnt a US citizen . He was Mexican and he was convicted in the USA for murders he committed in Mexico .

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    11. 6:21 you're comparing apples to oranges.

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    12. @8:55 yeah, if Bancomex IS DOING THE FUNDING. In this case it's the U.S government trying to seize property on foreign soil. I don't know, it seems kinda shady.

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    13. The El Paso shooter should get extradited to Mexico in that case.
      Im sure he’d be real popular with the inmates.

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    14. 12:32 Why would the USA extradite its criminals to mexico ? Although this might be a isolated or not ordinary . As a rule of thumb the prison security is lacking down there . Beside the Zeta that was tried in S A was caught in Texas

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    15. @6:06
      For the same reason USA wants Caro Quintero extradited.

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  2. Arriba el Jefe don rafa

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  3. BS they should take everything from the Italian Mob Families first.. then they can start medlin with foreign mobsters
    eLxBarrett

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    1. They have already decimated the american mafia so the have moved on to foriegn scum

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    2. Lol the u.s mob aint shit compared to the cartels.this aint the 60's

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    3. Canada (Montreal) has the LCN juice and has since the decimation in NY. The Rizzuto outfit eclipsed NY a long time ago. Some Cosa Nostra families have been downgraded to street gangs in NY. The Calabrian mafia also has 9 separate clans operating in and around Toronto.

      Mexican DTO’s are a far bigger threat to US security than the Italian mobs. The cartels run the entire chain of the drug command, from manufacturing to distribution. All over North America

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    4. All those Mobsters from "the syndicate" days , have become "legit businessmen" or "philanthropists"
      Lots of major companies have started from mob money and used for money laundering. For example Victorias Secret.

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    5. What is dis Italian mob ting you talk about..i never heard of dis guy.

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  4. Of course the USA would want this lol

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    1. Wanting and obtaining are 2 different things.
      My guess is that Rafael will sell before the Mexican government agrees. Best to take what u can than nothing at all.

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  5. The u.s is to Nosy

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    1. Yep We put our nose in your illegal business and will take your crooked shit away from you . Then reduce your walking range to 4 medium steps or about eight feet . Everything has a risk and a price .

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    2. I think you meant to write gringos (non-Hispanic whites) yes they are nosy as hell and lack culture and also love ❤️ drugs!

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    3. 6:25 the DEA and the US that will never forget, have already forgotten for about 35 years that Iran/ Contra chose to ignore the REAL DRUG TRAFFICKERS BEHIND THE GUADALAJARA CARTEL of which Rafael Caro Quintero was just a junior varsity member along with amado carrillo fuentes while el chapo was a very young freshman...
      hector berrellez investigated the Kiki Camarena murder, he knows a lot of shit, along with others still alive like Phil Jordan, Cele Castillo and Sandy Gonzalez, all very decorated DEA agents until they discovered the dityr shit of many in the US government clouded wit Mexican government in the drug trafficking of cocaine and marihuana to the US, among them felix ismael rodriguez mendigutia, juan ramon matta ballesteros, the mexican government, DFS, army, policias federales, fernando gutierrez barrios, carlos salinas de gortari and lt col oliver north, and more than 100 us government pardoned by president george hw bush who was vicepresident under reagan, pardons worked out by now "US states attorney" Bill Barr...
      -ask berrellez to read proof your comments, or us senator john kerry, or maxine waters, investigate before commenting please...
      there is also an interview of Berrellez on fox news and proceso of mexico published a report not long ago, but do0n rafa was not in charge of the whole shebang on iran/contra...

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    4. 6:25 am thats because we in the US dont have illegal business or do crooked shit so we have every right to...correct?

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  6. Just a bunch of accusations with no proof. Accusations are like opinions, and opinions are like assholes- everyone has one. Show us, don't tell us.

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    1. Accusations?
      His involvement continued while incarcerated in Mexico. His girlfriend or wife I believe was his business partner.

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  7. Someone has to be the worlds police...

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    1. Yes God himself. All others are a bunch of hypocrites.

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    2. So we have a self appointed country. Who polices the U.S when the U.S invades countries for oil, kills innocent people and targets its citizens for exposing them?

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  8. The US are always begging from Mexico. What gives America the right. GTFOH

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    1. Begging?
      Rather, obliging the Mexican government to do right. The removal of illicit riches from all its criminal families.

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    2. Shouldnt MEXICO BE DOING THIS AND GETTING THE MONEY THEN??

      Killing kiki was the worst thing these idiots couldve ever done- reminds me of what they did to thomas silverstein after he killed the guard at marion..the feds never forget

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  9. Awaiting sicario006’s synopsis of the situation.....

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  10. Charge that to the government officials who allowed KIki’s murder and double the charge to those who were there

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    1. Felix Rodriguez to name one ...

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  11. Ahhhhh my type of comments! Of course viva Mexico! Viva la
    Paz!

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  12. Nothing is in his name, so good luck. Even then his lawyer can file an Amparo and state anything purchased post his release was not from drug proceeds because according to that interview he is an elderly poor farmer

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  13. You kill an American DEA agent your life is going to be a living hell. He should be thankful the Americans didnt kill him and give them what they want. The American cartel is stronger than any mexican Cartel.

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    1. 4:17 the US government at the time, was managing partner of the Guadalajara cartel that kidnapped, tortured and murdered kiki camarena and manuel buendia and alfredo zavala avelar and about 30 policias judicial federal agents in sanchez taboada veracruz for investigating drugs, narcos and contras in the area, a crime still impune except for the innocents imprisoned under false pretenses...the ranch there was property of caro quintero, the DFS and the iran/ contra conspirators paid rent to use it.

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  14. Probably retirement property. He pretty old. Many people from central America retire in the US.

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    1. Mexico is part of North America dumbass!

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  15. Mexico should tell them to fuck off, property bought in Mexico should belong to the Mexican government.

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  16. The US has been has been involved in every thing that makes this world a hell hole since ww2 ....think about it

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    1. Did you ever consider that this is Hell!

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  17. You know that neighbor that’s always in your business? The one always peeping over to see what you got...yeah that one...

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  18. Mexico is constantly being bullied by THE U.S because of the lack of balls from the Mexican government

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    1. Mexico has no balls in tackling, the many Innocents getting killed.

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  19. Guadalajara: are you kidding me? The DEA must be managed by junior high students. The train has left the station decades ago. Ketchup.

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  20. if you don't like your neighbor poking into your "business" ...get your business together. you have nothing to say. 30,000 murders in a year? blame it on the white guys.

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  21. Smug little plastic-faced pendejo....

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  22. Can we have the El Paso shooter extradited to Mexico too?
    USA does it why cant we?

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    1. Yes. You're welcome to him. Except Mexican prisons are probably more lax than US prisons. Give him a little bit of "street justice" and call it a day.

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  23. I recommend everyone go watch the new Netflix show “the laundromat” Very interesting...also look up “Panama papers”

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