Monday, November 8, 2021

Amado Carrillo Fuentes - Lord of the Skies

Amado Carrillo Fuentes's home in Mexico City was raffled off by Mexico's National Lottery in September 2021.
A grisly wake in a government building in Mexico City on July 8, 1997 was the first glimpse of a man whose name many knew but few dared to utter. Amado Carrillo Fuentes, one the most powerful kingpins in Mexican history was dead and his rotting corpse on public display.

His opulent Mexico City home sold for more than $2m.
Amado Carillo Fuentes the 'Lord of the Skies', was the boss of Ciudad Juárez cartel. He died after botched plastic surgery. He was one of the most powerful Mexican drug lords in the 1980s and 1990s.
He took control of the Juárez cartel after killing his boss, Rafael Aguilar Guajardo, and was known for his ruthlessness. Rarely photographed, in 1997 he checked into a Mexican hospital under a false name to have plastic surgery to alter his appearance.

A gun that once belonged to Amado Carrillo Fuentes
He died as a result of the botched operation, which included liposuction. Authorities released gruesome photos of his body to counter rumors he was still alive. But the battered state of the body meant he was unrecognizable, which fueled more rumors.
The surgeons who performed the operation were killed months later.

Their bodies, which showed signs of torture, had been stuffed into oil drums and covered in concrete.