Mexico extradites legendary kingpin Miguel Caro Quintero

After eight years in a maximum-security Mexican prison, convicted drug kingpin Miguel Caro Quintero AKA “Michael Jackson” was extradited to the US Feb. 25. With his brother Rafael Caro Quintero, the extradited kingpin is said to have led the Guadalajara Cartel, Mexico’s top crime machine in the 1980s and forerunner of today’s warring Tijuana Cartel and Sinaloa Cartel. Rafael, arrested in Costa Rica in 1985, is serving time in Mexico for the 1985 killing of US Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. (AFP, El Universal, Feb. 25)

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