Mexico detains drug lord wanted by US as 14 killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

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Mexico City (CNN)A notorious cause lord connected the FBI's 10 astir wanted database was detained connected Friday successful an cognition that ended successful calamity erstwhile 14 Marines who assisted successful his seizure were killed successful a chopper crash, Mexican Navy officials said.

Rafael Caro Quintero was detained by Marines aft helium was recovered hiding successful bushes by a navy canine successful the municipality of San Simón, Choix municipality, successful the northwestern authorities of Sinaloa, according to a Mexican Navy statement.

Caro Quintero, known arsenic the "narco of cause traffickers," is considered by Mexican authorities to beryllium the laminitis of the Guadalajara cartel. They impeach him of trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

    The Mexican Navy Black Hawk chopper crashed successful Los Mochis, Sinaloa pursuing the cognition to seizure him, according to the statement. One different Marine was injured and remains successful hospital.

      The origin of the clang was chartless and an probe would instrumentality place, the connection added.

      Caro Quintero, whose nonstop property is chartless but is believed to beryllium successful his 60s, is wanted by US authorities for allegedly kidnapping and conspiring to execution Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique Camarena Salazar successful 1985.

      Camarena Salazar was kidnapped, tortured and murdered successful retaliation for a raid successful 1984 of Caro Quintero's 2,500-acre marijuana workplace by Mexican authorities, according to the DEA. The events were serialized successful the Netflix play "Narcos: Mexico."

        Caro Quintero spent 28 years in prison successful Mexico for his relation successful the execution earlier helium was released connected a technicality successful 2013. The Mexican Supreme Court aboriginal overturned the determination that freed him.

        The FBI wanted poster for Rafael Caro Quintero.

        The fugitive returned to cause trafficking arsenic a elder person of the Sinaloa cartel, according to the FBI.

        US Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday the United States volition question contiguous extradition of Caro Quintero truthful helium tin beryllium tried "in the precise justness strategy (DEA) Special Agent Camarena died defending."

        "There is nary hiding spot for anyone who kidnaps, tortures, and murders American instrumentality enforcement," Garland said.

        In 2018, US authorities announced a $20 cardinal reward for Caro Quintero. He has antecedently said attempts to apprehension him were "misplaced vengeance" -- "conveniently rewriting history," according to the DEA.

          DEA agents based successful Mexico worked with Mexican authorities to find and apprehension Quintero, DEA head Anne Milgram said successful a enactment to the agency's workforce Friday evening.

          "For much than 30 years, the men and women of DEA person worked tirelessly to bring Caro Quintero to justice," Milgram said. "Today's apprehension is the effect of years of your blood, sweat, and tears. Without your work, Caro Quintero would not look justice."

          Additional reporting by CNN's Josh Campbell.

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