PHOENIX - A new billboard, offering a $5 million reward, was unveiled in Phoenix by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The billboard, located on the US 60 at Grand Avenue and south of 31st Avenue, is seeking information on Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro-Quintero, who is wanted by the DEA for felony murder, kidnapping and other criminal charges he committed in 1985.
The $5 million reward is being offered by the DEA under the Narcotics Reward Program for any information leading to his arrest or conviction. The Narcotics Reward Program was established by Congress to assist the government in finding violators who bring hundreds of tons of drugs into the U.S. each year.
Caro-Quintero is wanted for kidnapping, torturing and murdering DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985. He served 28 years of his 40-year sentence before he was released on August 9, 2013 on procedural grounds by a Mexican court order.
The DEA wants to ensure that Caro-Quintero faces charges for his crimes in the United States.
If anybody has any information about Caro-Quintero or the case they are asked to call 1-866-629-6036 or email at CAROQUINTEROTIPS@usdoj.gov .
Other billboards are also being placed in El Paso, Texas, San Diego, CA and Los Angeles.