Rafael Caro Quintero in handcuffs with police
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Mexican court frees drugs baron Rafael Caro Quintero

Drugs baron Rafael Caro Quintero can be released from prison after serving 28 years for the kidnap and murder of a US agent, a court in Mexico has ruled.

Quintero's 40-year sentence for the 1985 killing of US drug enforcement agent Enrique Camarena was cut short after the court ruled that he should have been tried in a state rather than a federal court.

The murder strained US-Mexico ties and changed the war on drugs trafficking.

The BBC's Will Grant reports from Mexico City.

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