(Associated Press, May 2) A 77-year-old man has been arrested in the 1985 killing of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent -- a horrific death that marked the first time a cartel had attacked and killed a U.S. drug agent.
Ezequiel Godinez Cervantes was taken into custody by Mexican police Thursday in Mexicali, Mexico, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation tipped off authorities when Godinez crossed the border.
Godinez was handed over to U.S. authorities at the border and arraigned Thursday in federal court in El Centro. It was unclear whether he has a lawyer.
Godinez is accused of kidnapping and torturing San Diego DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Salazar -- an act that forever changed how the U.S. fought drug cartels. Read more.