Rafael Caro Quintero is a Mexican drug lord who co-founded the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and other drug traffickers in the late 1970s.
He is also the founder and suspected current leader of the newly formed Caborca Cartel based in Sonora
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Who is Rafael Caro Quintero?
A well-known Mexican drug lord named Rafael Caro Quintero was a founding member of the now-defunct Guadalajara Cartel. Through the sale of drugs and other illegal enterprises, he made his riches.
At the ranch owned by his brother Jorge Luis, Caro Quintero allegedly began growing marijuana on a limited scale when he was a teenager.
In less than five years, Caro Quintero was able to acquire a number of additional ranches in the vicinity and began to amass greater sums of money and power.
He is reported to have started out as an employee of drug smugglers Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo and Pedro Avilés Pérez before joining forces with Miguel ngel Félix Gallardo, Juan José Esparragoza Moreno, and others to create the Guadalajara Cartel in the late 1970s.
Large amounts of marijuana were shipped from Mexico to the United States by Caro Quintero and his associates. He described himself as one of the most significant drug traffickers of his generation and a pioneer of the drug trade in Mexico.