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Sunday, August 11, 2013

US law enforcement outraged over prisoner release

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander: US law enforcement officials are furious over the release from prison of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who ordered the murder of a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent in 1985.
Caro Quintero was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of DEA agent Enrique Camarena but a Mexican federal court ordered his release this week saying he had been improperly tried in a federal court for state crimes.
The 60-year-old walked out of a prison in the western state of Jalisco early Friday after serving 28 years of his sentence.
The U.S. Department of Justice said it found the court’s decision “deeply troubling.”
“The Department of Justice, and especially the Drug Enforcement Administration, is extremely disappointed with this result,” it said in a statement.
The Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents in the United States said it was “outraged” by Caro Quintero’s early release and it blamed corruption within Mexico’s justice system for his early release.
“The release of this violent butcher is but another example of how good faith efforts by the U.S. to work with the Mexican government can be frustrated by those powerful dark forces that work in the shadows of the Mexican ‘justice’ system,” the organization said in a statement.

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At 2:45 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Obama still has an opportunity to name him his new Viceroy of Detroit.


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