Photo: Rafael Caro Quintero
The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) confirmed that the US has notified the government that they are preceding with an action for extradition purposes against the trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero “for various offenses for which he is charged in federal court for the District of California.”
In a statement, the agency said that the request of the U.S. government was brought before a federal judge, who will rule the suitability of granting the measure.
He explained that once the US files the arrest warrant against the founder of the Guadalajara Cartel, the Obama administration will have 60 days to submit the formal request for extradition under the terms available to the Extradition Treaty between the governments of Mexico and the United States.
Last Friday after the release of the Narco Lord, Attorney General of the Republic, Jesús Murillo Karam, expressed his absolute respect for the decisions of the judiciary, but expressed concern that allowed the release the drug trafficker.
In the U.S. there are calls for the re-arrest of Caro Quintero, who was responsible for the death of Officer of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Enrique Camarena.
In a statement, the Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents of the United States stated that “the release of this violent butcher is just another example of how the good faith efforts of the United States to work with the Mexican government may be frustrated by the powerful forces of darkness working in the shadows of the Mexican justice system. “
“Rafael Caro Quintero should never see the light of day as a free man.”
The group asked the government of his country to seek the extradition of drug lord to the U.S. to face justice.
The Justice Department said he was “extremely disappointed” by the release, calling it “extremely alarming.”
The DEA, meanwhile, offered to continue with efforts to ensure that Caro Quintero comes to the U.S. to face charges for crimes he committed.
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