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Thursday, July 21, 2022

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Calls Mexico’s Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero to Discuss the Extradition of Rafael Caro-Quintero

This afternoon, U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland spoke by phone with Mexico’s Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero. Attorney General Garland called to express his gratitude to Attorney General Gertz and the Government of Mexico for successfully arresting Rafael Caro-Quintero, who is wanted in the United States on a number of criminal charges, including his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. Attorney General Garland offered his condolences to the families and loved ones of the Mexican servicemembers who gave their lives in service to their country last week. The two leaders reaffirmed their shared commitment to continue working in lockstep on the extradition of Caro-Quintero and pledged to continue building upon successful collaboration in criminal investigations and prosecutions of cross-border crime.

Press Release Number: 
22-787
Updated July 21, 2022