November 6, 1997 |
One of the doctors believed to have operated on top Mexican drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes just hours before his death has been found stuffed into a cement-filled barrel, authorities said Wednesday. The remains of Jaime Godoy were discovered with two other bodies Monday inside oil drums along the Mexico City-Acapulco highway. In a sign of a mob hit, their fingernails had been yanked; their blindfolded bodies bore burn marks. Two were strangled and one shot.
November 19, 1995 |
The hit on Amado Carrillo Fuentes happened so fast that no one at the Ochoa Bali Hai restaurant was sure at first what had just occurred. Nearly a dozen assassins strode through the front door of the chic seafood restaurant carrying machine guns like briefcases, witnesses said. They moved toward the table where alleged drug baron Carrillo, his wife and their six children were finishing their meal. Then, just before 10 p.m., they opened fire.
August 19, 1997 |
During the final, desperate months of his life, accused Mexican drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes moved to Chile with his family, lieutenants and bodyguards to run a cocaine empire from the unlikely refuge of South America's most prosperous nation, Chilean police said Monday.
April 3, 2009 |
Mexican authorities on Thursday announced the capture of Vicente Carrillo Leyva, a suspected top leader of a family-run drug gang based in Ciudad Juarez and one of the country's most wanted figures. Federal law enforcement officials said Carrillo Leyva, the 32-year-old son of deceased drug kingpin Amado Carrillo Fuentes, was arrested Wednesday while exercising in a wealthy neighborhood of Mexico City. The younger Carrillo was listed among the country's 24 most wanted drug suspects last week when the federal government offered $2-million rewards for each.
July 12, 1997 |
His death shrouded in as much mystery as his life, Mexican drug baron Amado Carrillo Fuentes was laid to rest Friday in the village of his birth, leaving behind a multibillion-dollar drug-smuggling network that has confounded and corrupted counter-narcotics authorities for nearly a decade.
July 6, 1997 |
Federal prosecutors Saturday were investigating widespread reports that Amado Carrillo Fuentes, identified by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agencies as Mexico's most powerful drug baron, has died. Amid wildly contradictory versions of Carrillo's reported death, a communique released by the Mexican attorney general's office said that forensic experts were trying "to gain access to the corpse."
February 14, 1998 |
The death of Mexico's No. 1 cocaine trafficker, slain by his own plastic surgeons, was ordered by his own cartel because he had become a liability to a thriving business, investigators allege. Casting new light on the slaying, Mexico's top drug fighter said in an interview this week that investigators now believe that Amado Carrillo Fuentes was killed because the manhunt for him hurt the cartel's business.
May 4, 1993 |
One of Mexico's top mafia chiefs, Emilio Quintero Payan, was shot to death by police in a suburban shopping center on the outskirts of Mexico City, U.S. and Mexican officials confirmed Monday. Quintero Payan, who allegedly ran heroin, cocaine and marijuana smuggling operations from his home state of Sinaloa, was killed Thursday, a day after the former attorney general of Sinaloa was gunned down in a Mexico City park. Officials are still investigating what seem to be links between the two cases.
July 31, 2010 |
Until he raised his pistol for the last time, Ignacio Coronel Villarreal was known for keeping his head low and footprints light. In a world populated by many larger-than-life drug bosses, the slightly built Coronel ruled with a quiet ruthlessness. He was seldom photographed and moved so carefully in the suburb of mansions where he lived in western Mexico that just one bodyguard was with him when the dragnet closed. Even his age and birthplace are a source of mystery. This much is known: By the time Mexican troops killed Coronel on Thursday outside the city of Guadalajara, he had reached the top rungs of drug trafficking, lording over a broad stretch of the Pacific coast as part of a years-long alliance with the country's most-wanted crime boss, Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman.
November 16, 2002 |
A judge has sentenced a former Mexican army major to 60 years in prison, an unusually heavy sentence, for helping drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes escape capture, the Justice Department said Friday in a statement. Victor Soto Conde was discharged from the army and fined $38,000 as part of the same sentence for organized crime drug trafficking and money laundering.