16 Jul 2022

The ‘narco of narcos’ – infamous drug lord arrested ten years after freed from jail

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

One of Mexico’s most infamous drug lords, Rafael Caro Quintero, has been captured.

The cartel that he co-founded dominated the drugs trade in Mexico in the 70’s and 80’s.

Despite no longer being considered a major player in international drug trafficking, his capture has a significant symbolic impact on a trade which results in the deaths of thousands of people every year.