Saturday, August 8, 2020

Mexican drug lord Carrillo Fuentes' villa auctioned for $2m

Amado Carillo Fuentes, 'Lord of the Skies', died in 1997 after botched plastic surgery. His opulent Mexico City home recently sold for more than $2m. Fuentes 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.
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.