The bonnet Rafael Caro Quintero he never stopped operating his business of drug sale, even when it was prisoner for 28 years and four months in three different prisons and although he insisted on having retired from business.
According to an accusation registered in the Federal District Court of New York, in U.S, Caro Quintero, who is fugitive since 2013, “he held a position of organizer, supervisor and management positions“as a drug dealer between 1980 and 2017.
In addition to that it had in its structure with heads of place “who controlled certain territories and were responsible for drug transport through those territories “, without detailing their names or geographical locations.
And he had on his payroll hitmen, money launderers and carriers, among them, entire crews for boats
“From at least January 1980 to January 2017, Caro Quintero operated a vast narcotics transport network responsible for manufacturing and importing from Mexico to the United States multiple tons of heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana,” details the arrest warrant. turned against him on January 20, 2017.
That arrest warrant is key and, if one day it is recaptured, it will be the focal point of any trial faced in U.S for a half dozen accusations, the most serious of them, the murder of the special agent Enrique Kiki Camarena, of the Administration for Drug Control (DEA for its acronym in English).
The accusation against him is signed by the US district attorney, Robert Capers, and argues that the organization of Caro Quintero has used corruption as “a means and method to achieve its objectives”, in addition to generating millions of dollars that have been back washes to Mexico.
“Often the money (coming from) the (sale of) drug was physically transported from the United States to Mexico by clandestine means,” the letter notes.
Rafael Caro Quintero, The R1 or The gray hair, Remains fugitive on both sides of the border from August, 2013, after the decision to release him was revoked, and is considered a founder and former leader of the Guadalajara cartel beside Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo and Ernesto Fonseca Don Neto.
According to the State Department, he now leads a faction of the cSinaloa cartel.