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US apparently declines to pressure Mexico in search for DEA agent's killer

 

Two months after the man responsible for the kidnapping and torture of a Drug Enforcement Agency official was released from a Mexico prison, the United States has not pressured Mexico to find him, Fox News correspondent William La Jeunesse told Megyn Kelly Thursday on “The Kelly File.”

“Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena was a decorated agent, his death long forgotten if not for his killer’s recent release and Mexico ignoring our extradition request,” La Jeunesse said. “This raises questions about what the U.S. is, or isn’t doing, to find him.”

Camarena, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the DEA, was tortured for three days after his abduction in 1985. Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero and his accomplices crushed his skull, jaw and cheekbones with a tire iron, drilled a hole in his head and used a cattle prod.

Under intense U.S. pressure, Quintero was sentenced to 40 years in prison, but was released in August on a technicality. So far, the United States has yet to further protest the decision to release Quintero, who has since disappeared. When Vice President Joe Biden visited Mexico last month, he declined to mention the case.

"(Biden) talked about bringing justice to illegal immigrants in the U.S. He never mentioned justice for Agent Camarena," La Jeunesse said.

“Only U.S. pressure can make Mexico act,” he added. “Right now, they don’t see it.”