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June 7, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Slain federal drug agent Enrique Camarena told his killers that agents knew the whereabouts of two of Mexico's most powerful drug lords but did not pursue them because they feared for their own lives, according to a tape-recording of Camarena's torture made public Monday. In a chilling transcript of Camarena's ordeal, filed in Los Angeles federal court, the Drug Enforcement Administration agent is heard complaining to his captors that U.S.
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December 9, 1992 | JIM NEWTON and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Top Mexican government officials met with drug traffickers to plan the kidnaping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena, a key prosecution witness testified Tuesday in the trial of two men charged with the crime. The witness, Jorge Godoy, told jurors of parties at which traffickers smoked crack cocaine and mingled with high-ranking officials, and he offered detailed descriptions of four meetings in which he said the Camarena abduction was discussed.
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July 20, 1989
Two drug kingpins lived in luxury in a crowded Mexico City prison, taking up enough space for 250 inmates and filling their opulent quarters with jewels, guns and cash, officials said. The two, Rafael Caro Quintero and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, are among those charged in the 1985 slaying of U.S. drug agent Enrique S. Camarena.
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June 22, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Mexican policeman indicted in the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena told undercover DEA agents that he had been present at the Guadalajara house where Camarena was tortured in February, 1985, according to tapes introduced Thursday in federal court. The admission was recorded on secretly made videotapes and audiotapes in an Arcadia motel and a car.
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January 26, 1986 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
U.S. agents have made an arrest in the United States in connection with the abduction and murder of Enrique Camarena, an American drug agent whose battered body was uncovered in March near a ranch outside of Guadalajara. Lee Johnson, a spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, identified the suspect as Rene Martin Verdugo. An official at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego, where Verdugo is being held, said Verdugo was arrested Friday by U.S.
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June 3, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Complaining about the vagueness of corruption charges leveled by U.S. law enforcement, Mexico's attorney general has asked the American government for more information concerning allegations by the Drug Enforcement Administration that a Mexican supreme court justice was bribed by a reputed drug kingpin. Atty. Gen. Sergio Garcia Ramirez made the request Friday in a letter to Charles L. Pilliod Jr., the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Rene Martin Verdugo, an accused drug smuggler first sought as a witness in the investigation of the Mexico murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique (Kiki) S. Camarena, now is considered a "prime suspect" in the brutal kidnap-slaying, a Drug Enforcement Agency official said Friday. "We feel he's more than a witness," said Dick Slattery, assistant agent-in-charge of the DEA's San Diego office. "He is a prime suspect. . . . He may very well be one of the principals involved in the thing."
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July 25, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents in San Diego are at their highest level of alert in a decade because of threats believed to emanate from the drug empire headed by the accused killers of DEA Agent Enrique S. Camarena, an agency spokesman said Friday. According to the spokesman, Ronald J. D'Ulisse, unprecedented security precautions have been in place for about two weeks, following reports from informants that DEA agents in San Diego could become the targets of violence.
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September 30, 1986 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
Bail was denied Monday for a Mexican police agent linked by U.S. officials to the slaying of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. U.S. Magistrate Barry Ted Moskowitz ruled that Mario Martinez Herrera, a sub-commander in the Mexican General Directorate for Investigations of National Security (DIGSN), would be a flight risk and ordered him held without bail. Martinez is charged with a single count of perjury.
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June 22, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Mexican policeman indicted in the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena told undercover DEA agents that he had been present at the Guadalajara house where Camarena was tortured in February, 1985, according to tapes introduced Thursday in federal court. The admission was recorded on secretly made videotapes and audiotapes in an Arcadia motel and a car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A defense lawyer in the Enrique Camarena murder trial attempted to ask a key prosecution witness Thursday whether he knew of any ties between major Mexican drug traffickers and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency but a federal judge prohibited the witness from answering. Attorney Mary Kelly's question came during cross-examination of Laurence Victor Harrison, a government-paid witness who had extensive dealings with both Mexican law enforcement and drug traffickers.
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April 18, 1990 | MARJORIE MILLER and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Mexican government today plans to confront U.S. Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh with allegations that Los Angeles-based drug agents arranged the kidnaping of a Mexican doctor indicted in the United States in the 1985 killing of an American drug enforcement officer. Dr.
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December 13, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro-Quintero and more than 20 members of his drug ring were convicted and sentenced by a Mexican judge to up to 40 years in prison for the 1985 killing of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena, authorities announced Tuesday. Caro-Quintero, 37, and Ernesto Rafael Fonseca-Carrillo, 56, the "enforcer" for Quintero's organization, were found guilty and sentenced to 40 years each for directing the killings of Camarena and his Mexican pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar.
NEWS
July 20, 1989
Two drug kingpins lived in luxury in a crowded Mexico City prison, taking up enough space for 250 inmates and filling their opulent quarters with jewels, guns and cash, officials said. The two, Rafael Caro Quintero and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, are among those charged in the 1985 slaying of U.S. drug agent Enrique S. Camarena.
NEWS
June 7, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Slain federal drug agent Enrique Camarena told his killers that agents knew the whereabouts of two of Mexico's most powerful drug lords but did not pursue them because they feared for their own lives, according to a tape-recording of Camarena's torture made public Monday. In a chilling transcript of Camarena's ordeal, filed in Los Angeles federal court, the Drug Enforcement Administration agent is heard complaining to his captors that U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents in San Diego are at their highest level of alert in a decade because of threats believed to emanate from the drug empire headed by the accused killers of DEA Agent Enrique S. Camarena, an agency spokesman said Friday. According to the spokesman, Ronald J. D'Ulisse, unprecedented security precautions have been in place for about two weeks, following reports from informants that DEA agents in San Diego could become the targets of violence.
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December 13, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro-Quintero and more than 20 members of his drug ring were convicted and sentenced by a Mexican judge to up to 40 years in prison for the 1985 killing of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena, authorities announced Tuesday. Caro-Quintero, 37, and Ernesto Rafael Fonseca-Carrillo, 56, the "enforcer" for Quintero's organization, were found guilty and sentenced to 40 years each for directing the killings of Camarena and his Mexican pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1986 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
Mario Martinez Herrera, the Mexican police agent said by federal prosecutors to be a target in the investigation of slain U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena, admitted Friday to knowing an alleged drug trafficker jailed in Mexico for participating in the American agent's kidnap-murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Complaining about the vagueness of corruption charges leveled by U.S. law enforcement, Mexico's attorney general has asked the American government for more information concerning allegations by the Drug Enforcement Administration that a Mexican supreme court justice was bribed by a reputed drug kingpin. Atty. Gen. Sergio Garcia Ramirez made the request Friday in a letter to Charles L. Pilliod Jr., the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
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May 28, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The accused killer of U.S. drug agent Enrique S. Camarena bribed a member of Mexico's Supreme Court and other Mexican judges in an effort to clear himself and another accused drug lord of charges in the case, U.S. investigators allege in court papers filed here.
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