The Dallas Morning News

U.S. seeks to seize drug lord’s homes

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A U.S. judge on Thursday authorized the seizure of real estate in Mexico that prosecutor­s said was purchased by a notorious fugitive drug lord wanted for the killing of a federal agent.

The forfeiture order against Rafael Caro Quintero was entered in federal court in Brooklyn. Court papers identify five homes — a combinatio­n of gated houses and condos in and around Guadalajar­a worth several million dollars — allegedly purchased with drug cartel money and put in the name of Quintero’s relatives.

The U.S. has long sought the arrest and extraditio­n of Quintero to the United States for the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcemen­t Administra­tion Special Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico in 1985.

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