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Mexican Drug Lord Denies Killing DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in 1985

Former Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero. [1]

Former Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero denied killing DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in 1985 and said he did not try to seize control of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Caro Quintero, a fugitive from justice since 2013, made the statements to Proceco magazine, reports Fox News.  [2]

Quintero was released from prison on Aug. 9, 2013 after a judge dismissed charges against him, and disappeared soon after.

“I didn’t kidnap him, didn’t torture him and didn’t kill him,” the founder of the Guadalajara drug cartel said, referring to the DEA agent.

Caro Quintero said he was “in the wrong place” when the agent was killed.

Caro Quintero said he wants peace and “forgiveness of Mexican society.”