The Dallas Morning News
U.S. seeks to seize drug lord’s homes
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.