United States v. Quintero (extradition of former Juarez Cartel leader)

April 27, 2010

* United States v. Quintero (W.D. Tex. Apr. 27, 2010)

A former leader of the Juarez Cartel (a prominent but embattled Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) based in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) has at last been extradited to the United States to face long-standing RICO charges. The superseding indictment from 2002 is attached.

(Note: Narcotics prosecutions are generally not germane to this list, but my interest in the topic of cartel violence in Mexico as a potential/emerging threat to US national security convinces me that some such coverage is now warranted.)

United States Attorney José Angel Moreno

Southern District of Texas

Quintero SS Indictment.pdf