Friday, June 24, 2022

Amado Carrillo Fuentes - Lord of the Skies

Amado Carrillo Fuentes's home was part Mexico's National Lottery in Sept 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 uttered. Amado Carrillo Fuentes, one the most powerful kingpins in Mexican history was dead and his rotting corpse was on public display.

The nine bedroom house again appears in the lottery and a $10 ticket may return the $3m mansion.
Amado Carillo Fuentes 'Lord of the Skies' was boss of Ciudad Juárez cartel. He died after botched plastic surgery. He was one of the world's most powerful drug lords in the 80s and 90s.
He took control of the Juárez cartel after killing his boss, Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. He was known for his extreme 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. Fuentes former mansion comes with a surveillance room for security guards. It has two bedrooms, full bathroom, kitchenette and living room.