Rafael Caro Quintero, a Mexican drug lord who co-founded the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel, was captured in Mexico.

Iran PressAmerica: A drug kingpin convicted of orchestrating the torture and murder of a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent was captured in northern Mexico on Friday, according to Mexican officials, bringing a case that has long been a source of tension with the United States one step closer to resolution.

The drug boss, Rafael Caro Quintero, was captured in a joint operation involving the Mexican marines and the country’s prosecutor’s office near the town of San Simón in the state of Sinaloa, Mexican officials said. Caro Quintero was found hiding in the bushes by a search dog named Max, according to a statement from the Mexican marines, The New York Times reported.

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said the United States would seek his immediate extradition.

Hours after Caro Quintero was detained, a Black Hawk helicopter crashed outside the nearby city of Los Mochis, killing 14 marines onboard. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Twitter that they had been involved in the mission to capture the former crime lord.


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