Rafael Caro Quintero release controversy and the White House


The Obama administration is remonstrating the releasing of imprisoned murderer and drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.

Caitlin Hayden stated that “They are very much worried by the release of Rafael Caro Quintero from prison in Mexico. He had been serving a 40-year prison term for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena.

He even stated that “They have seen the reports which states that another individual associated to Camarena’s killing could also be released. “We remain as unswerving today in seeing Quintero and others involved in this crime face justice in the United States as we were in the direct consequences of Kiki Camarena’s murder and will work closely with the Mexican authorities on this.”

According to the latest associated reports the infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was set free on Friday after 28 years in prison when a court turned over his 40-year sentence for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, a cruel murder that marked a low point in U.S.-Mexico relations.

Jesus Murillo Karam Mexico’s Attorney General mentioned in a statement that he was really worried about the court’s decision, adding that his office is investigating further whether there are any charges pending against Caro Quintero.

The 60 year old Caro Quintero was a founding member of one of Mexico’s earliest and biggest drug cartels. The court ruled Wednesday that he had been inappropriately tried in a federal court for a crime that should have been treated as a state offense. Prison officials were informed of the ruling on Thursday.

An official at the Jalisco state prosecutors’ office said the drug lord left prison before dawn on Friday. The official was not authorized to speak on the record.

Moreover News media were not notified until hours after the release, and the rumor has it that U.S. authorities did not receive any prior notification on the release.