The Fall of Mexican Drug Lord Amado Carillo Fuentes: Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong
Amada Carillo Fuentes is also known as Lord of the Skies, grew up with his 11 siblings. He was the nephew of the Guadalajara Cartel's leader, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo. Under the mentorship of his uncle, Carillo was able to start a drug-dealing business.
Carrillo was tasked to monitor and oversee the Guadalajara Cartel's drug shipments.
The Lord of the Skies
Later on, Carrillo became the leader of the Juarez Cartel after killing Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Guajardo was Carrillo's friend and former boss.
At the peak of his power, he was able to attain the nickname 'The Lord of the Skies.' Also, he was the first kingpin to employ private planes to transport cocaine. Additionally, he possessed a considerable number of weapons and aircraft.
Expanding to the United States
Due to his growing power, Carrillo desired to expand his cartel's operations to the United States.
As more intense efforts are exerted by Mexico and the United States to arrest Carrillo, he decided to undergo a plastic surgery procedure to prevent being captured on July 4, 1997.
One of the procedures he had undergone was liposuction.
He lost his life during operation due to complications.
Jaime Godoy Singh, the man who was thought to have led the surgery of the Mexican drug lord, and two assistants were found dead in unpleasant circumstances.
Some conspiracy theorists claim the man that laid in Carrillo's coffin was not the real Mexican drug lord. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency had debunked this claim.
Rumors flood after Sergio Carrillo, the cousin of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, said after the funeral that the Mexican drug lord was fine and alive, says an article. He underwent surgery, and an unfortunate person was used to make everyone, including authorities, believe it was Carrillo, Sergio Carrillo added.
Carrillo can be seen in the Netflix show Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, where Jose Maria Yazpik portrays him.
It was estimated that the Mexican drug lord had come up with a fortune totaling to $25 billion. He attained this fortune by transporting drugs. The majority of the drugs he traded were cocaine. He transported drugs from Columbia and Mexico to the United States. Often, he used his fleet of jet planes to transport such drugs. This is how he earned his nickname 'The Lord of the Skies.'
After his death was reported, Mexican police confiscated a lot of Carrillo's properties across Mexico.
Also, the government confiscated in 1993 'The House of 1,001 Nights,' Carrillo's Arabian-style home. Until today, the luxurious, abandoned, and graffiti-covered home still stands in Hermosillo, Sonora.
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Carillo's Former Home
Recently, the former home of Amado Carrillo Fuentes was sold at an auction. It was sold for 49.71 million pesos or more or less $2 million, says a recent article. There was only a sole bidder to the Mexican drug lord's home.
The home was among the hundreds of those that were put into auction by Indep. Indep is a government branch that was created to get the proceeds of assets that were confiscated after a crime was made. The money earned from this auction will be used to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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