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Monday, July 18, 2022

DEA Website Removes Link to Administrator Statement Alluding to DEA's Involvement in Caro Quintero Capture

 "Socalj" for Borderland Beat

A DEA Administrator statement, posted on the DEA.gov website regarding RCQ's capture has since been removed from public access.

Shortly after the capture of Rafael Caro Quintero in the mountains of Sinaloa; official statements praising the arrest and mourning the loss of 14 of the Semar Marines that participated came from both sides of the border. One of the first was from DEA Administrator Anne Milgram congratulating the hard work of DEA and their Mexican counterparts. It seemed to confirm their collaboration and involvement in the capture of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.

DEA Administrator Message to Workforce

Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena embodied the very best of DEA: he was a tenacious agent who relentlessly pursued the most dangerous drug cartels operating in Mexico. He fearlessly pursued the most violent and the most dangerous traffickers and put our mission- protecting the safety and health of the American people-- above all else.

Kiki is a hero.

Today, our incredible DEA team in Mexico worked in partnership with Mexican authorities to capture and arrest Rafael Caro Quintero, who is charged in the United States with the torture and murder of DEA Special Agent Kiki Camarena and with many other crimes. For more than 30 years, the men and women of DEA have worked tirelessly to bring Caro Quintero to justice. Today's arrest is the result of years of your blood, sweat, and tears. Without your work, Caro Quintero would not face justice.

Thank you. I am grateful for each and every one of you.

I am grateful also to the men and women of the Mexican Navy, Semar. We mourn the tragic deaths of the 14 Mexican marines who lost their lives today in service to their country.

It is a privilege to work with you every single day and to be a part of our incredible DEA family. Each day, like today, you exceed my highest expectations: I see your heart, your tenacity, and your commitment above all else--including your own personal safety-to protecting the American people. There is no greater mission and there is no greater team.

The legacy of Special Agent Camarena lives on in you and in the righteous and just work you do every day in service of the United States of America. We will never forget

-Anne Milgram


The statementlink can be found on Archive.org of the DEA website from the day it was posted. The same URL now is shown as Not Found and the link from the homepage is gone. The pdf file is still accessible via direct link.

The message to the DEA workforce was initially posted to 

https://www.dea.gov/documents/2022/2022-07/2022-07-16/dea-administrator-message-workforce

Archive.org DEA Link

However, the Homepage link on DEA.gov and the page linking to the full statement have since been removed. The PDF file itself is still viewable via a direct URL link. The only official statement on the DEA website links to DOJ Attorney General Merrick B. Garland's statement. 

"Today’s arrest is the culmination of tireless work by DEA and their Mexican partners to bring Caro-Quintero to justice for his alleged crimes, including the torture and execution of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. We will be seeking his immediate extradition to the United States so he can be tried for these crimes in the very justice system Special Agent Camarena died defending."'

In the days since his capture, US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar disputed that the DEA was involved. "To clarify, no United States personnel participated in the tactical operation that resulted in the arrest of Caro Quintero," the diplomat said. 

The arrest of Caro Quintero was carried out exclusively by the Mexican government according to President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador. When asked during a press conference, AMLO denied DEA involvement and stated that while at one point, the DEA provided information that was requested by Mexico, it was not acted upon.

It is not known if the message was meant to be internal and was removed for that reason...or because it had alluded to DEA involvement in RCQ's capture.

Proceso provided information from a high-level DEA source stating that the DEA worked to gather intelligence and disrupt the security network around Caro Quintero before working with the Mexican Navy to provide information for his capture.

"A few weeks ago we were able to detect and confirm the location and the area in the mountains where he was hiding. In coordination with the Mexican Navy, we began to design very specific operations to prevent him from escaping or information from leaking out," said the official.

For months after they located the area where Caro Quintero had his lair, US agents traveled frequently to Mexico and negotiations intensified with the Navy -not with the Army, an institution the DEA distrusts- to carry out the capture operation. "Before this one, which finally concluded with his arrest, the Mexican Navy had 13 other opportunities to capture Quintero and failed to do so. This occurred over a period of about four weeks," explains the senior DEA official.

Source Borderland Beat, DEA, DOJ, Proceso

38 comments:

  1. To me, that looks and sounds like a pathetic attempt from the current US administration to take credit and garner a win before the 2022 elections. It appears AMLO abruptly said "NO THE FUCK YOU DIDNT!" Politicians are shameless pigs, regardless of political affiliation. I guess that's just a prerequisite for the job though. RCQ LIVES MATTER!

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    1. Look you fool, Obrador is number one president in the world. Your such a Poncho.

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    2. 3:49..Shut the fuk up you fukin retard

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    3. Anonymous commenters in support of RCQ and their sorry assed lives, do not matter...

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    4. 7:43 this cretin called SIR has always been ignorant, and thus irrelevant.

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    5. 8:08 keep it up, keep it up... pinchi pedorro.

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  2. Sleepy Joe Biden was like" Yo AMLO im lookin bad here in USA . Give a brother a big fish . "
    AMLO was like " you know ma policy hugs not bullets but imma give you Caro let me hold the reward "
    Sleepy Joe was like " ma g"

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    1. Grampa Obrador was falling asleep at Biden was speaking.

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    2. 1:20 Not really, That was Biden...

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    3. Lol Biden was doing the talking how could he be sleeping. Looks like everyone is giving people nicknames, your a Trumpster.

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    4. 12:54 AMLO and Joe have been asleep for years, but their opposition are so fucking stupid a real cheeto could beat the Unpresidented Disgrace and margara FECAL and el pinto and el canallin...
      Stumpid Trumpanzees need to wake the fuck up

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    5. Despite how bad Biden might look. He will never have something like Trump's 100 Greatest Scandals. You can check it out on YouTube. It's 100 unbelievable events that POS did but there's plenty many more

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    6. 7:08 and would you believe Fired Trump wants to run again in 2024.
      He has a lot of people brainwashed, that the election was stolen. Now don't come attacked me, my brain is still clean.

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  3. DEA Lives Matter

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  4. The DEA needs to stay the fuck out of Mexico. instead should focus on changing the fact that the USA is the #1 consumer of illicit drugs in the world. Shift resources and FUNDING to combat this fact instead of making moves that only further increases violence in Mexico.

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    1. If drugs illegally come into USA and the government of Mexico can't stop it, then the DEA is allowed to be in Mexico. Furthermore a special treaty was signed allowing that.

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    2. 3:21 Are a child? DEA had been operating in Mexico for decades and we all know the results... :) They should do their part of the job on their side of the border... DEA is not allowed to operate in Mexico. Those treaties can easily loose its validity.

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    3. 4:59
      It went down fine.
      You forgot to mention the millions in aid given yearly to Mexico. You need to do more research before you jump to conclusions. Libraries are open.

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    4. 3:21 i agree just like mexico should be able to have a few teams in the usa to track illegal guns going into mexico

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    5. No matter what big fish gets caught, the sea continues to grow.

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    6. 5:40 AMLO REJECTED THE $$
      on his first year in power, no more war on drugs for the benefit of US middle men.
      The DEA of Kiki Camarena has been formally merged with his murderers since 9/11 along with all the other letters, but was subjected to the CIA wrath as soon as they had to cover their "rogue agents tracks" because their dirty foot prints were found walking into the Reagan's Whites' House as soon as he closed the border demanding the body of Camarena...

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    7. DEA does operate in its side of the border aswell, not all drugs come from abroad. There are plenty of Meth labs in the U.S aswell but the DEA can't fight addiction alone, they only handle the law enforcement side of the issue and Addiction is a health issue. Most opioid addicts started with legally prescribed medications and then switched to the illegal hard ones. It also starts at home raise some decent kids, make sure they grow up smart and know the dangers of drugs, there's plenty of crackheads in every city for them to see an example of how not to be. If you know a drug has them that way, don't be stupid to try that drug. Everyone's afraid of vaccines even tho they know nobody who has died of it yet they're not scared of drugs even tho they see how it has LA San Francisco and all of california

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    8. 7:56 talking Gibberish again ūüėÜ lol

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    9. @1:57 No mames buey, 75% of what you wrote I can agree with but then you finish with this brain fart; "yet they're not scared of drugs even "tho" they see how it has LA San Francisco and all of california". The richest, most populous and best state to live in will attract many people from all over the country who already have their drug addiction. In any large city you will see them. The people who cry about the cost of living are just tight ass tlacuaches como los de tu ranchoūüėĚ

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    10. Look 1:57 your such a Poncho.
      Obrador is number one president in the world. You go ahead and continue to use drugs to support our cartels.

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  5. I totally agree! I'm sure many agents follow this site ! They should get the hint

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  6. Who cares... He's gone..bye..bye...

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  7. That is a big plus that DEA has better trust in the Marina's than the Army. DEA worked in partnership with Marina's and it worked out.

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  8. He didn’t make his payment on time that’s why get got arrested

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    1. 5:26 you will be promptly paid for your sagacity, one sausage and two chorizo balls...

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    2. Orale El Zombie
      Viva Zacatecas!

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    3. 9:38 callese pinchi chichimeca

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  9. For all of you saying that’s caro Quinter, that’s not him!!!! That’s just a patsy!!!!!

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  10. Mexico intelligence gathering has come along way in the last decade or so. It's hard to tell if the DEA provided the critical intel that led to his capture.
    Good work SEMAR. Mexican heroes.

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    1. Your way behind on this article, itsaid VP Harris provided an envelope containing DEA Intel on Caros location, and with in that week he was arrested.
      The Mexican government does not have a Special intelligent Group, they depend on USA for that.

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  11. I don’t know much about the cartels but why doesn’t the Mexican government or the us government go after all the cartels ? Like that president from salavador the one that is going after all those gangs we should do the same here and get rid of all these ppl.

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    1. El salvador is slightly bigger than the 3rd smallest state in México which is Colima. It's a lot easier to contain the violence in a small country the size of el salvador than it is in a place like mexico where you have 32 different states varying in size and run by governors from opposing political parties with different agendas. It's definitely a lot more complex but just to give you an idea.

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