FBI, This Week: Rafael Caro-Quintero Added to Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List
April 12, 2018
Rafael Caro-Quintero, a Mexican cartel leader wanted for his role in the murder of a DEA special agent in 1985, has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. A reward of up to $20 million is available for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction.
Mollie Halpern: A Mexican cartel leader wanted for his role in the murder of a DEA special agent is named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Rafael Caro-Quintero helped to form the Guadalajara Cartel in the late 1970s.
He maintains a leadership position in the Sinaloa Cartel and the Caro-Quintero Drug Trafficking Organization.
FBI Special Agent Russell Ellersick …
Russell A. Ellersick: They call him the narco of narcos. He’s literally like a godfather to these people. He’s like a demi-god down there.
Halpern: In 1985, Caro-Quintero allegedly ordered the abduction and murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, who was known as Kiki.
Ellersick: He was a very successful, enterprising DEA agent. Ultimately, we’re trying to support our sister agency, the DEA.
Halpern: The U.S. Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $20 million for information leading to Caro-Quintero’s arrest and/or conviction.
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With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.