Mexican Drug Trafficker Added to FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted
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OFFICE    OF    PUBLIC    AFFAIRS      
IMMEDIATE    RELEASE
April    12,    2018     

             Fugitive    wanted    for    the    kidnapping    and    murder    of    a    federal    agent    is    added    to    the    FBI’s    “Ten    Most    Wanted    Fugitives”    List    Considered    armed    and    extremely    dangerous   

    WASHINGTON    -    Federal    Bureau    of    Investigation    Deputy    Director    David    L.    Bowdich,    Drug    Enforcement    Administration    Acting    Administrator    Robert    W.    Patterson,    U.S.    Marshals    Service    Acting    Associate    Director    Derrick    Driscoll,    and    U.S.    Department    of    State    Deputy    Assistant    Secretary    James    Walsh    today    announced    the    addition    of    fugitive    Rafael    Caro-Quintero    to    the    FBI’s    list    of    “Ten    Most    Wanted    Fugitives.”   
    Caro-Quintero    marks    the    518th    addition    to    the    “Ten    Most    Wanted    Fugitives”    list.    Caro-Quintero    is    wanted    for    his    alleged    involvement    in    the    kidnapping    and    murder    of    DEA    Special    Agent    Enrique    Camarena    Salazar    (a.k.a    “Kiki”)    in    1985.       
    “Together    with    our    federal    partners    at    the    DEA,    the    U.S.    Marshals    Service,    and    the    U.S.    Department    of    State,    we    are    committed    to    bring    to    justice    this    dangerous    criminal    and    cartel    leader    responsible    for    the    brutal    murder    of    a    DEA    Agent,”    said    FBI    Deputy    Director    Bowdich.    “Special    Agent    Camarena    was    devoted    to    stopping    drug    trafficking    and    breaking    the    cycle    of    drug-related    crime.    He    showed    tremendous    courage    to    pursue    the    most    violent    drug    traffickers,    and    it    is    because    of    his    courage,    and    his    selflessness,    that    we're    not    going    to    stop    looking    for    CaroQuintero    until    we    find    him    and    put    him    back    behind    bars    where    he    belongs."   
    “The    DEA    is    grateful    for    all    of    the    federal    law    enforcement    agencies    that    have    committed    to    pursuing    Rafael    Caro-Quintero    until    the    moment    he    is    captured    and    returned    to    his    rightful    place    in    prison,”    said    DEA    Acting    Administrator    Robert    W.    Patterson.    ‘Kiki’    Camarena    holds    a    special    place    in    our    hearts    and    his    sacrifice    will    always    be    remembered    by    the    men    and    women    of    DEA    who    carry    out    our    mission    every    day.”   
    “The    U.S.    Marshals    remain    steadfast    in    the    pursuit    of    justice    for    our    brother,    DEA    Special    Agent    “Kiki”    Camarena,”    said    U.S.    Marshals    Associate    Director    for    Operations    Derrick    Driscoll.    “We    will    continue    to    leverage    all    resources    and    work    with    our    law    enforcement    partners    here    and    in    Mexico    to    develop    the    information    that    will    lead    to    the    capture    of    Rafael    Caro-Quintero.”           
   
  “Our    $20    million    Narcotics    Rewards    Program    offer    reflects    the    State    Department’s    commitment    to    the    government-wide    effort    to    track    down    Caro-Quintero,”    said    James    Walsh,    Deputy    Assistant    Secretary,    Department    of    State.    “We’re    pleased    to    be    using    the    Rewards    Program    to    support    this    reinvigorated    law    enforcement    effort,    and    at    long    last    bring    this    criminal    to    justice.”       
    Caro-Quintero    is    widely    regarded    as    one    of    the    Mexican    “godfathers”    of    drug    trafficking,    and    helped    to    form    the    Guadalajara    Cartel    in    the    late    1970s.    Allegedly,    he    became    one    of    the    primary    suppliers    of    heroin,    cocaine,    and    marijuana    to    the    U.S.,    and    was    in    charge    of    the    cartel    in    Costa    Rica    and    the    U.S./Mexico    border.   
    In    November    of    1984,    Mexican    authorities    raided    a    2,500    acre    marijuana    plantation    owned    by    Caro-Quintero.    The    Guadalajara    Cartel    blamed    Special    Agent    Camarena    for    the    takedown,    and    decided    to    retaliate.   
    Special    Agent    Camarena    –    a    former    Marine,    fireman,    police    officer,    and    deputy    sheriff    –    was    extremely    close    to    unlocking    a    million-dollar    drug    pipeline    from    Mexico    to    the    U.S.    in    1985.    Before    he    was    able    to    expose    the    drug-trafficking    operations,    he    was    kidnapped    en    route    to    lunch    with    his    wife    on    February    7,    1985,    in    Guadalajara,    Jalisco,    Mexico.    Allegedly,    the    direct    orders    for    the    kidnapping    came    from    Caro-Quintero.    Camarena    was    surrounded    by    five    armed    men    who    threw    him    into    a    car,    then    sped    away.    It    is    believed    that    Camarena    died    within    two    to    three    days    of    his    kidnapping,    but    his    body    was    not    found    until    March    5,    1985.    Special    Agent    Camarena    is    survived    by    his    wife    and    three    sons.   
    On    July    30,    1992,    a    federal    arrest    warrant    was    issued    by    the    U.S.    District    Court,    Central    District    of    California,    charging    Caro-Quintero    with    violent    crimes    in    aid    of    racketeering;    conspiracy    to    kidnap    a    federal    agent;    kidnapping    of    a    federal    agent;    felony    murder    of    a    federal    agent;    aiding    and    abetting;    and    accessory    after    the    fact.   
    The    Department    of    State’s    Narcotics    Rewards    Program    is    offering    a    reward    of    up    to    $20    million    for    information    leading    to    the    arrest    and/or    conviction    of    Rafael    CaroQuintero.    Anyone    with    information    concerning    Caro-Quintero    should    take    no    action    themselves,    but    should    immediately    contact    the    nearest    U.S.    Embassy    or    Consulate.        Caro-Quintero    is    described    as    follows:    Name:    Rafael    Caro-Quintero,    a.k.a.    “Rafa”    Dates    of    Birth    Used:    October    24,    1952;    October    2,    1952;    November    24,    1952;    October    24,    1955;    November    24,    1955;    March    9,    1963        Height:    6’0”    Weight:    Approximately    159    to    170    pounds    Place    of    Birth:    Badiraguato,    Sinaloa,    Mexico   
    Rafael    Caro-Quintero    replaces    Jesus    Roberto    Munguia    on    the    “Ten    Most    Wanted    Fugitives”    list.   
   
  The    FBI’s    “Ten    Most    Wanted    Fugitives”    list    was    established    in    March    of    1950.    Since    then,    484    fugitives    have    been    apprehended    or    located    –    162    of    them    as    a    result    of    citizen    cooperation.   
    Tips    may    also    be    directed    1-800-CALL-FBI    (1-800-225-5324),    or    can    be    submitted    online    at    tips.fbi.gov.       
    Additional    information    concerning    Caro-Quintero,    including    his    Wanted    poster    and    the    FBI’s    list    of    “Ten    Most    Wanted    Fugitives”,    can    be    found    by    visiting    the    FBI’s    website
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