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US Angry Over Release of Mexican Drug Lord

Sat, 08/10/2013 - 5:29am

US Angry Over Release of Mexican Drug Lord - Associated Press.

... Caro Quintero was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of DEA agent Enrique Camarena but a Mexican federal court ordered his release this week saying he had been improperly tried in a federal court for state crimes.

The 60-year-old walked out of a prison in the western state of Jalisco early Friday after serving 28 years of his sentence...

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2 Cases Boost Suspicion of Mexican Justice - LAT

Mexican Tied to Killing of DEA Agent Freed - NYT

Mexico Drug Kingpin Caro Quintero Ordered Released - AP

Mexico Court Frees Drugs Kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero - BBC