AMLO minimizes DEA role in Caro Quintero’s arrest

Caro Quintero has been long seeked by the United States as he served 28 years of a 40-year sentence in a Mexican jail for the kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in Mexico in 1985.

(REUTERS).- On Monday, July 18th, AMLO downplayed and minimized the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s role in last week’s capture of veteran drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, exposing tensions over security cooperation despite the major cross-border win.

The head of the DEA had hailed the arrest as the product of joint cooperation, but President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador repeatedly sought to paint a different picture.

“They had no direct intervention,” the president said of the DEA at a regular news conference.

According to Reuters, the DEA had provided important information that helped with the kingpin’s capture.

Caro Quintero’s detention in a remote part of Sinaloa state on Friday, July was arguably the most important arrest of a drug trafficker under the administration of Lopez Obrador, who assumed power in December 2018. read more

Source: Reuters

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