Mexico drug kingpin Caro Quintero ordered released
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican court has ordered the release of infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero after 28 years in prison.
The court has overturned Caro Quintero's 40-year sentence for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of US Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
It ruled that he was improperly tried in a federal court for the killing, when it should have been treated as a state offence.
A court official who was not authorised to speak on the record said on Friday that Caro Quintero would be released because he had already served his time on other charges.