A drug lord that is wanted in the kidnapping and brutal murder of a DEA agent has eluded authorities on both sides of the border. He is reportedly reaching out from the shadows.

Mexican officials say in a letter to president Enrique Pena Nieto. Rafael Caro Quintero asked the head of state to not yield to pressure from the United States.

The 61-year-old was released from a Mexican prison 12 years early from a 40-year sentence back in august.  He hasn’t been seen since.

Quintero is wanted in the 1985 murder of drug enforcement agent Enrique “Kike” Camarena. The U.S. is offering a 5-million dollar reward for his capture.