WASHINGTON -- The State Department
is offering a reward of up to $5 million
for information leading to the arrest
and conviction of freed Mexican drug
lord Rafael Caro Quintero.
The State Department said Tuesday
that Caro Quintero kidnapped,
tortured and murdered U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration agent
Enrique Camarena in 1985.
He has been indicted by the U.S.
attorney's office for the Central District
of California on a host of U.S. federal
felony charges and is considered a
fugitive from justice.
Caro Quintero was 28 years into a 40-
year sentence for helping orchestrate
the killing of the DEA agent when he
was released in August. A federal
appeals court in Mexico overturned his
sentence on procedural grounds,
saying he should have been tried in a
state court instead of federal court.