Agents shocked as cartel boss involved in torture death of DEA colleague slips away
WASHINGTON – Mexican and U.S. authorities are scrambling to find a 60-year-old former drug lord — who was behind the
brutal killing of an American agent nearly two decades ago — following his recent, and unexpected, release from a Mexican
Rafael Caro Quintero walked out of Jalisco State prison shortly after midnight on Aug. 9 — a free man on a legal
technicality, a decision which drew international condemnation and which the White House warns could lead to the release of
other drug criminals in Mexico.