Caro Quintero's appeal against his transfer to the U.S. accepted for review

A judge in the State of Mexico rejected one of Caro Quintero's petitions to delay his extradition to the United States on September 20.

Caro Quintero's appeal against his transfer to the U.S. accepted for review
Rafael Caro Quintero seeks injunction against prison abuse and cruel treatment. Photo: Agencies

A federal court agreed to investigate Rafael Caro Quintero's request that Mexican authorities not attempt to extradite him to the United States without first going through an extradition process.

This is because, on September 20, a judge in the state of Mexico denied one of the former Guadalajara cartel's pleas. He intended to avoid having to confront US authorities by shipping drugs to the US as soon as possible.