Costa Rica: El Chapo TRACKED DOWN


Acting on a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, 40 Costa Rican security agents swooped down last week on a luxurious ranch-style home in the capital of San Jose. Inside they found $40,000 in cash, $150,000 in traveler's checks and a gold-plated pistol. They also discovered Sara Cosio Martinez, the 17-year-old niece of a Mexican politician, who had apparently been kidnaped earlier this month. Best of all, the police arrested Mexican Drug King Rafael Caro Quintero, 32, also known as El Chapo (Shorty). Said U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese: "We're dealing with one of the major drug traffickers in the...

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