Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering; Conspiracy to Commit Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering; Conspiracy to Kidnap a Federal Agent; Kidnapping of a Federal Agent; Felony Murder of a Federal Agent; Aiding and Abetting; Accessory After the Fact
July 18, 2022 update: FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Rafael Caro-Quintero has been arrested in Mexico. Rafael Caro-Quintero, a Mexican cartel leader wanted for his role in the murder of a DEA special agent in 1985, has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. A reward of up to $20 million is available for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction.
July 18, 2022 update: FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Rafael Caro-Quintero has been arrested in Mexico. Buscado por el papel que desempeñó en el asesinato de un agente especial de la DEA, un líder de un cartel mexicano ha sido agregado a la lista de los diez prófugos más buscados del FBI.
Rafael Caro-Quintero, considered a godfather of Mexican drug trafficking and wanted for the 1985 murder of a U.S. federal agent, has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Rafael Caro-Quintero was arrested in Mexico in July 2022.
October 24, 1952, October 3, 1952, November 24, 1952, October 24, 1955, November 24, 1955, March 9, 1963
Place of Birth
Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico
Gray (formerly black)
159 to 170 pounds
The United States Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $20 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Rafael Caro-Quintero.
Caro-Quintero is a member of the Sinaloa Cartel and is known to frequent the area of Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico. Caro-Quintero also has previous ties to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and Costa Rica.
Rafael Caro-Quintero is wanted for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and murder of a Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in 1985, in Mexico. Additionally, Caro-Quintero allegedly holds an active key leadership position directing the activities of the Sinaloa Cartel and the Caro-Quintero Drug Trafficking Organization within the region of Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico.
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS