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Mexican cartel boss added to FBI's most wanted list

The FBI has added a Mexican cartel boss to its most wanted list.

The FBI has added a Mexican cartel boss to its most wanted list.

Rafael Caro-Quintero is wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a DEA agent in 1985.

“He’s considered one of the Mexican godfathers of drug trafficking,” said FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich. “He helped to form the Guadalajara cartel in the late 1970s and he became one of the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine and marijuana to the United States. He was also in charge of the cartel in Costa Rica and along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

Caro-Quintero was sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder, but went on the run after a Mexican judge released him in 2013.

There’s a reward for up to $20 million for information leading to Caro-Quintero’s capture.

It's the first time a suspect wanted by the DEA has been included on the list.

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