Jalisco, Mexico — One of the U.S. most wanted who was recently captured from a mountainous area of Mexico will remain in the country. On Monday, Rafael Caro Quintero was granted immediate extradition protection by a judge.
The Jalisco judge granted him protection that will prevent the Government of Mexico from handing him over to U.S. authorities without first facing an extradition trial.
Rafael Caro Quintero was arrested on July 15 in Choix, Sinaloa after a lengthy manhunt. On July 16, Caro Quintero was notified in writing that the United States government requested the provisional arrest warrant for extradition purposes. However, he will remain in a Mexican prison until he has had an extradition trial.
Caro Quintero was wanted by American authorities 1985 for the torture and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique Kiki Camarena Salazar.