Mexico minimizes U.S. role in drug kingpin’s capture

07/18/2022

Source: Reuters

Mexico’s president on Monday downplayed the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s role in last week’s capture of drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, exposing tensions over security cooperation despite the major cross-border win.

The head of the DEA had hailed the arrest as the product of joint cooperation, but President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador repeatedly sought to paint a different picture.

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