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Drug Fugitive's Plans to Live in Chile Told

August 14, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

A reputed cocaine baron fled to Chile to transfer his drug empire there after his links to a high-ranking Mexican official were exposed, a television network has reported. Amado Carrillo Fuentes lived in the Chilean capital, Santiago, from March until late June and applied for residency under a false name, the Televisa network said. Carrillo then returned to Mexico, where he died in a hospital July 4 after undergoing cosmetic surgery to change his appearance.

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