Friday, June 16, 2023

Amado Carrillo Fuentes - Lord of the Skies - revisited

Amado Carrillo Fuentes's home was part of 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 9 bedroom house appeared in a national lottery.
Amado Carillo Fuentes 'Lord of the Skies' was boss of Ciudad Juárez cartel. 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. In 1997 he checked into a hospital under a false name to have plastic surgery to alter his appearance.
Fuentes was known for his extreme ruthlessness.

A gun owned by 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.
Surgeons who performed the operation were killed months later. Their bodies, which showed signs of torture, were stuffed into oil drums filled with concrete. Fuentes former mansion has a surveillance room for security guards. It has two bedrooms, full bathroom, kitchenette and living room.